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Laser Safety Awareness - self-paced
Course Description:

We are pleased to offer you this eLearning course is aimed at UCL staff who work with, or who may be affected by work involving, high-powered laser systems. It is mandatory for users of Class 3R, 3B and 4 lasers.

The course will give you a basic understanding of the hazards and potential risks associated with laser systems.

The course will cover:

  • The nature of laser radiation and how it can cause harm
  • Beam and non-beam hazards associated with laser setups
  • Risk assessment and how to apply practical control measures
  • The application of relevant legislation and standards as well as UCL?s arrangements for laser safety

  • Objectives:

    On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe laser radiation
  • List parts of the body that are at risk
  • Identify beam and common non-beam hazards
  • Identify different classes of lasers
  • Recognise laser warning symbols and signs
  • List common laser safety controls
  • Understand the UCL arrangements for laser safety and be able to locate the UCL Artificial Optical Radiation Standard and UCL Laser Guidance

  • Intended Audience:
    Users of laser systems that include Class 3R, 3B and 4 lasers; room users where Class 3R, 3B and 4 lasers are used.
    Target Audience: UCL Staff only
    17/11/2020 -  (Enrol between 09/11/2020 and Open) Enrol

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