Legal Requirements for Laser (and other Optical Radiation) Safety Training
The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 state that where a risk from optical radiation exists, the employer must provide sufficient training. This includes:
- the measures taken to minimise risk
- exposure limit values
- an explanation of the findings of the risk assessment
- detecting and reporting adverse health effects
- health surveillance
- safe working practices
- proper use of personal protective equipment.
The Regulations also cover Risk Assessment, Health Surveillance and a range of stipulations that employers must adhere to in order to reduce or eliminate the risks from optical radiation. Your Lasersafe adviser can help you meet the requirements of this relatively new legislation.