Laser Safety Officer
Ensure that the use of lasers within the School complies with
appropriate standards of safety and good practice.
Specific duties include:
Monitoring the extent to which laser equipment and procedures
within the School comply with the recommendations of IEC60825-1
Amendment 2, and informing the Head of School and the School
Safety Officer of any deviations from good practice.
Appointing, after consultation with the Head of School, Laser
Systems Supervisors (LSS) to oversee the day-to-day application
of the standard within defined areas of laser work.
Providing advice and assistance to the LSS's regarding safe
working practices to be adopted when working with specific laser
Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of laser
installations within the School, and informing the University
Laser Safety Officer (ULSO) of the installation of new laser
Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of approved users
of all class 3R and higher laser systems.
Ensuring that a thorough risk assessment has been carried out by
each LSS for any procedure involving a laser system of class 3b
Investigating any laser-related accidents that occur within the
school and submitting a full report to the head of school and
Receive, consider and, where appropriate, disseminate updated
information concerning laser safety legislation from the ULSO
and other sources.
Undertaking routine surveys to ensure compliance with IEC60825-1.
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