Why choose us as your medical/cosmetic/dental LPA?

SW

Company Director and Lead Medical/Cosmetic Laser Safety Adviser


Why appoint a Laser Protection Adviser, LPA?

Legally, businesses must demonstrate that they have appointed a 'competent person' to oversee their risk assessment and risk management.

For certain hazards, external specialist help may be required. In the medical/cosmetic sector the term laser protection adviser, LPA is commonly used. In some parts of the UK, businesses offering medical and cosmetic treatments using lasers are required to appoint an LPA by law.

What qualifications is an LPA required to have?

HSE GUIDE The short answer is none! The term LPA is not a protected title and so pretty much anyone can call themselves an LPA. The term 'certificated laser protection adviser' is sometimes used to impress the layperson. However, there is actually no official 'certification body' or standard criteria of competence. An LPA certificate is not a qualification as such and on its own does not offer full assurance of an adviser's suitability.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have produced a short guidance document, Getting specialist help with health and safety, which sets out a number of criteria that should be considered when choosing a specialist safety consultant (an LPA in this context). These have been summarised below and referenced with the qualifications that our lead adviser holds.

Relevant safety training/knowledge, such as formal qualifications? YES Qualified Health Physicist (laser safety)
NEBOSH/IOSH Certificates (general safety)
Practical experience within the industry? YES LPA to numerous hospitals and clinics both in the UK and overseas.
Member of a professional body? What grade? YES Fellow (highest grade) of IIRSM and SRP
Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register? YES OSHC Registered
Adequately insured? YES Professional Indemnity insurance, and
Public Liability insurance


Does this mean that you are expensive?

There are a number of factors that enable us to offer good value,

Our efficient business practices enable competitive rates
Standard, fixed price inclusive packages for cosmetic laser users
UK network of qualified LPAs to undertake site visits if necessary
Honest, sensible and proportionate advice and recommendations


My set-up is very simple, do I really need a well qualified LPA?

There are a number of advantages to appointing ourselves;

We will not recommend costly 'over-the-top' or unnecessary actions.
Hazards and legal compliance issues will not be missed.
Experienced advisers will have knowledge of a range of solutions to draw upon.
You won't be 'mis-sold' unnecessary services and products.
Assurance that all advice is up-to-date with current legislation.
Demonstrates to the regulators that you have obtained the best possible advice.
Gives a strong position with the insurance companies.
Fully insured (professional indemnity and public liability)

See: Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guide to seeking specialist safety advice (HSE website)



LPA for health and beauty clinics using laser/IPL LPA for hospitals, dentists, vets and clinics LPA for laser tattoo removal LPA for education, research, industry, communications etc. LPA for medical and cosmetic uses for laser/IPL Radiation

Laser Protection Advisor/Adviser - Laser Safety - Core of Knowledge Training Course

Laser Protection Adviser Advisor Core of Knowledge course laser Lazer IPL HIW CQC EMP AORD NHS LSO LPS UK BMLA NPL AURPO SRP RPA COARWR expert medical practitioner local authority tattoo hair removal cosmetic, accredited, approved, Hospital University research medical communications registration Healthcare Inspectorate Wales London laser safety officer adviser training courses certified certificated LPA Artificial Optical Radiation Regulations 2010 Care Quality Commission salon clinic Scotland England Ireland Jersey online on-line risk assessment audit survey

Laser Protection Adviser Advisor Core of Knowledge course laser Lazer IPL HIW CQC EMP AORD NHS LSO LPS UK BMLA NPL AURPO SRP RPA COARWR RPA radiation protection adviser advisor expert medical practitioner medical physics expert local authority tattoo hair removal laser safety officer training course cosmetic, accredited, approved, clinic, local rules, Queen Elizabeth Hospital University research medical communications registration Healthcare Inspectorate Wales London laser safety training courses Birmingham certified certificated council LPA Artificial Optical Radiation Regulations 2010 Care Quality Commission salon clinic Scotland England Ireland Jersey online on-line risk assessment audit survey