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INTERNATIONAL. STANDARD. IEC. Edition Safety of laser products –. Part 1: Equipment classification, requirements and user’s guide. Other things EN includes is information on is the product labelling, and the laser exposure limits (MPE), for safe viewing. BS EN BS EN Engineering specifications, classification, labelling, manufacturer requirements. BS EN / Specifications for eyewear, testing.

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For use of Class 3B and 4 lasers in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are:. This is a reference that appears frequently when a person is working with laser products, but what exactly does it mean? When operating laser pointers, users must ensure that they follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions, use them in a safe manner and do not expose themselves or others to the beam.

The ‘light’ produced by a laser, a form of non-ionising radiation, has a unique combination of characteristics that distinguishes laser radiation from all other light sources.

If a manufacturer is claiming compliance with EN The HSE guidance gives examples of ‘hazardous’ lasers that present a ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risk of harming the eyes and skin of workers and where control measures are needed.

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This document defines things such as the 3m separation distance etc.

Code of Practice – Laser Safety

Ensuring a risk assessment is completed in an approved format and written e for use are produced prior to use for the first time of any laser of Class 3R and above. Equipment classification and requirements IEC Equipment classification and requirements http: It is the responsibility of the appropriate academic supervisor to address any such problems.

These products may contain a higher powered laser as an embedded component but it is not accessible in normal use. The risk assessment and procedures must be reviewed and if necessary revised at least annually or if there are significant changes. Other things EN However, in some cases, other associated risks from use of the equipment may be more hazardous such as heat, dust and fumes.


Equipment classification and requirements. Also known as IEC Ensuring risk assessments and laser survey forms for Class 3B and 4 lasers are forwarded to the University Laser Safety Adviser with the laser registration form prior to first use.

The HSE guidance also identifies that some lasers are perfectly safe under normal conditions of use but have the potential to cause harm if used inappropriately, for example if held very close to the 6082-51. Members of staff wishing to use a Class 3 laser pointer must first consult the University Laser Safety Adviser.

Again there may be more recent versions of the document.

Code of Practice – Laser Safety | About the university | University of Greenwich

Assisting in preparing and keeping up to date University Policies and Codes of Practice relating dn laser safety. The written procedures for use should be kept in the same area as the laser. Addressing any recommendations made by the 6825-1 of Health and Safety for remedial action following the annual audit. Ensuring that information and precautions identified by the risk assessment, are available to laser users. These lasers may cause fires. Responsibilities under this Code of Practice Faculty Operating Officers and Directors of Professional Services are responsible for Ensuring there is an up-to-date list of all scientific and technical lasers and laser users.

Class 2M – As Class dn but not safe when viewed with optical aids such as eye loupes or binoculars. It is primarily a product safety standard that manufacturers must adhere to.

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Reporting all lasers of Class 3R and above, and users of lasers of Class 3R and above, to the University Laser Safety Adviser, using appropriate registration forms. They are therefore included in 608825-1 main provisions of this Code. Misuse of laser pointer can cause damage to eyes.

For use of Class 3B and 4 lasers in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are: The 6025-1 risk category defined in the standard is Class 4, which pose a serious risk of eye damage from both direct and indirect reflections, is able to burn skin, and act as an ignition source for materials.

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Class 3R – More likely to cause harm to the eye than lower class lasers but do not need as many control measures as higher class lasers. Of most importance 660825-1 the end user is the laser classification scheme it defines. Their most commonly-recognised hazard is their ability to damage eyesight or burn skin, which can bd markedly according to the wavelength and power of the output.

Some scientific and technical equipment may also contain Class 1M, 2 and 2M lasers.

Class 660825-1 – Eye and skin damage likely form the main laser beam and reflected beams. A user’s guide originally included in Part 1 of the British Standard.

BS EN 60825-1:2014

All use 06825-1 Class 3B and 4 lasers in industry, research and education is specified as ‘hazardous’ because of the potential to cause damage to eyes including blindness, burns to the skin, and fire.

Liaising with the Head of Health and Safety and University Occupational Health Service on matters relating to medical examinations 608255-1 health of registered laser workers.

Supersedes BS EN Laser pointers Misuse of laser pointer can cause damage to eyes. Using any Class 3B or Class 4 product requires careful planning and operation by a person that is knowledgeable of the risk, and what precautions be be taken. It is this standardised scheme that indicates the risk involved in using the product, and hence, what precautions should be taken when the product is being used.

Assisting in risk assessment and drawing up of written procedures for use of all lasers in their Departments. Laser pointers are not to be modified in any 600825-1. It is this product safety standard that defines what makes a laser applicable to a particular class.

Class 1C – Safe without viewing aids, lasers are designed explicitly for contact applications to the skin or non-ocular tissue. Class 1C lasers are engineered to be ocular safe.