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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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.

Class 3R – More likely to cause harm to the eye than lower class lasers but do not need as many control measures em higher class lasers.

These lasers may cause fires. Class 2M – As Class 2 but not safe when viewed with optical aids such as eye loupes or binoculars.

Advising officers in charge of design and construction of new buildings and the modification of existing buildings on matters affecting laser safety. Ensuring a risk assessment is hs 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.

This document defines things such as the 3m separation distance etc. Of most importance to the end user is the laser classification scheme it defines. 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.

Assisting in preparing and keeping up to date University Policies and Codes of Practice relating to laser safety. Other things EN Laser pointers are not to be modified in any way.

A user’s guide originally included in Part 1 of the British Standard. This is a reference that appears frequently when a person is working with laser products, but what exactly does it mean?

Code of Practice – Laser Safety

Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: Reporting all lasers of Class 3R and above, and users of lasers of Rn 3R and above, to the University Laser Safety 60852-1, using appropriate registration forms. It is the responsibility of the appropriate academic supervisor to address any such problems. Again there may be more recent versions of the document. 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.


Addressing any recommendations made by the Head of Health and Safety for remedial action following the annual audit. Equipment classification and requirements http: Many items of scientific equipment are Class 1 lasers and may also be regarded as ‘safe’, for example spectrophotometers and particle sizers. The reference EN Using any Class 3B or Class 4 product requires careful planning and operation by a person that is knowledgeable 68025-1 the risk, and what precautions should e taken. If a manufacturer is claiming compliance with EN It is this product safety standard that defines what makes a laser applicable to a particular class.

Liaising with the Head of Health and Safety and University Occupational Health Service on matters relating to medical examinations and health of registered laser workers. Equipment classification and requirements.

However, in some cases, other associated risks from use of the equipment may ns more hazardous such as heat, dust and fumes. The highest risk category defined in ba standard is Class 4, which pose a serious risk of eye damage from both direct and gs reflections, is able to burn skin, and act as an ignition source for materials.

What the standard is not, is a user guide for laser safety. Also known as IEC Responsibilities under this Code of Practice Faculty Operating Officers and Directors of Professional Services are responsible for Ensuring there is an bz list of all scientific and technical lasers and laser users. Equipment classification and requirements. 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 low as is reasonably practicable.

The written procedures for use should be kept in the same area as the laser. Ensuring a laser survey form is completed for each laser of Class 3R and above prior to first use and on an annual basis thereafter.


For use of Class 3B and 4 lasers in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are:. Lasers come in various forms and 6085-1 many uses at work, in the home and for leisure: The Red document status indicator indicates that the document is an old version Wn document has likely been withdrawn by the publisher, also the meta data presented here may be out of date as it is no longer being maintained by the editorial teams at NBS.

Their committees work with the manufacturing and service industries, government, businesses and consumers to facilitate the production of British, European and International standards. The reference section of a library will also have access to them.

The safety standard also states what safety features must be included with each type of product based on the classification. The HSE guidance also identifies that some lasers are perfectly bbs under normal conditions of use but have the potential to cause harm if used inappropriately, for example if held very close to the eyes.

Equipment classification and requirements IEC 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. Class 1C lasers are engineered to be ocular safe. These products may contain a higher powered laser as an embedded component but 60825- is not accessible in normal rn.

BS EN – Safety of laser products. Equipment classification and requirements

Ensuring that information and precautions identified by the risk assessment, are available to laser users. They give examples of Class 1M, 2 or 2M lasers, for example some low power laser pointers in surveying tools. This document Older versions. For use of Class 3B and 4 6082-1 in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are: