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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Equipment classification and requirements IEC If a manufacturer is claiming compliance with EN Liaising with the 608255-1 of Health and Safety and University Occupational Health Service on matters relating to medical examinations and health of registered laser workers. These products may contain a ba powered laser as an embedded component but it is not accessible in normal use. Again there may be more recent versions of the document.
Assisting in risk assessment and drawing up of written procedures for use of all lasers in their Departments.
Class 1M – As Class 1 but not safe when viewed with optical aids such as eye loupes or binoculars.
Their most commonly-recognised hazard is their ability to damage eyesight or burn skin, which can vary markedly according to the wavelength and power of the output.
Class 2M – As Class 2 but not safe when viewed with optical aids such as eye loupes or binoculars. Class 1C lasers are engineered to be ocular safe. All use of 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. Supersedes BS EN The guidance also states that lasers which would not otherwise be accessible, for example in a Class 1 product, but which are exposed during manufacture or repair of the equipment may also be ‘hazardous’ lasers for the duration of that activity.
Addressing any problems notified by the Laser Safety Supervisor that arise from the annual survey.
Equipment classification and requirements. For use of Class 3B and 4 b in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are:. Guidance for laser displays and shows http: They are therefore included in the main provisions of this Code.
Code of Practice – Laser Safety
Other things EN een The highest 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.
Registrations must be made prior to first use and then updated for changes. Advising officers in charge of design and construction of new buildings and the modification of existing buildings on matters affecting laser safety.
However, in some cases, other associated risks from use of the equipment may be more hazardous such as heat, dust and fumes.
Lasers come in various forms and have many uses at work, in the home and for leisure: Laser pointers are not to be modified in any way.
It is this product safety standard that defines what makes a laser applicable to a particular class. Also known as IEC Class 3B – Eye damage likely to occur if the beam is viewed directly or from shiny reflections.
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 eyes.
Ensuring a risk assessment is completed in an approved format and written procedures for use are produced prior to use for the first time of any laser of Class 3R and above.
The written procedures for use should be kept in the same area as the laser. The reference EN The reference section of a library will also have access to them. Class 4 – Eye and sb damage likely form the main laser beam and reflected beams.
BS EN 60825-1:2014
Many items of scientific equipment are Class 1 lasers and may also be regarded as ‘safe’, for example spectrophotometers and particle sizers. The risk assessment and procedures must be reviewed and if necessary revised at least annually or if there are significant changes.
Misuse of laser pointer can cause damage to eyes. Addressing any recommendations made by the Head of Health and Safety for remedial action following the annual audit. The safety standard also states what safety features must be included with each type of product based on the classification. Ensuring that information and precautions identified by the risk assessment, are available to laser users.
The Amber document status indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: Equipment classification and requirements http: Other British Standards in this series cover laser processing machines, optical fibre communication systems OFCSand laser displays and shows.
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The HSE guidance sets out the control measures to be considered on a case-by-case basis to reduce the risk of harm to the eyes and skin of workers to as ns as is reasonably practicable.
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. It is however useful for end users to be aware of though, as it allows them to dn with their supplier that the product being purchased is compliant and legal to use.
They give examples of Class 1M, 2 or 2M lasers, for example bd low power laser pointers in surveying tools. Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: 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.
Ensuring that lasers of Class 3R and above, and their users, are registered on the University laser registration form and the University laser user registration form and that a copy is sent to the University Laser Safety Adviser.
Equipment classification and requirements. This is a reference that appears frequently when a person is working with laser products, but what exactly does it mean? 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 should be taken.
Under this Code of Practice, only Class 1 or 2 lasers may be used for demonstration, display or entertainment. This document Older versions.