Laser Registration

A laser inventory must be maintained by the Departmental Laser Supervisors for all lasers, except inherently safe Class 1 lasers (e.g. laser printers, CD players etc) and laser pointers below Class 3. The inventory must include Class 1 by design products that have embedded Class 3 or 4 lasers whose beams might be exposed during routine service and maintenance.

Supervisors must ensure that all relevant lasers under their control are registered with the DLS. In particular, they must notify the DLS before use of any new laser. This includes those that are obtained from other departments and also any laser that is temporarily on loan or to be used by contractors to undergo specific activities (e.g. cleaning or display).

All lasers must conform to BS EN 60825-1 [or other relevant standards] and an overview of the details must be given to the DLS. The Laser Registration Form (LS-1) can be used for this purpose. - See downloadable forms section below

The DLS must forward an updated version of the inventory to the University Safety Office on an annual basis. The Laser inventory proforma Appendix 5 can be used.

Laser registration example form (276kb)

Downloadable Forms

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