Work with lasers at the University is very diverse and is at the forefront of research activities. All lasers are potentially hazardous, however, the degree of the hazard is related to the laser’s characteristics and use.
Colleges that undertake laser work with Class 3B/ 4 lasers, will have a Laser Protection Supervisor (LPS). The LPS supervises the general day-to-day control of use of lasers and the laser safety standards within the College. The LPS also monitors and advises the College on compliance.
The Laser Safety Officer (LSO) advises on the use of lasers and performs executive duties to ensure that the University procedures relating to laser safety are followed and are compliant with legislative requirements. The LSO reports to Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Services.
Contact your College LPS for further information on laser safety procedures.