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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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.
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 sb the duration of that activity. 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.
What the standard is not, is a user guide for laser safety.
Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document e Again there may be more recent versions of the document. 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 the responsibility of the appropriate academic supervisor to address any such problems.
Code of Practice – Laser Safety
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. A user’s guide originally included in Part 1 of the British Standard.
It is however useful for end users to be aware of though, as it allows them to check with their supplier that the product being purchased is compliant and legal to use.
The Amber document status indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: Of most importance to the end user is the laser classification scheme it defines. 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.
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. The ‘light’ produced by a laser, a form of non-ionising radiation, has a unique combination of characteristics that distinguishes laser radiation from all other light sources.
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.
This document defines things such as the 3m separation distance etc. The HSE guidance gives examples of ‘hazardous’ lasers that present a ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risk of harming gs eyes and skin of workers and where control measures are needed.
They are therefore included in the main provisions of this Code. It is primarily a product safety standard that manufacturers must adhere to.
Class 1 – Safe under reasonably foreseeable conditions of operation. They are responsible for. Many items of scientific equipment are Class 1 lasers and may also be regarded as ‘safe’, for example spectrophotometers and particle sizers.
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This is a reference that appears frequently when a person is working bss laser products, but what exactly does it mean? Assisting in risk assessment and drawing up of written procedures for use of all lasers in their Departments.
Class 1C lasers are engineered to be ocular safe. Laser pointers 608825-1 not to be modified in any way. Equipment classification and requirements IEC Responsibilities under this Code of Practice Faculty Operating Officers and Directors of Professional Services are responsible for Ensuring there is an up-to-date list of all scientific and technical lasers and laser users.
Other things EN Advising officers in charge of design and construction of new buildings and the modification of existing buildings on matters affecting laser safety. Their committees work with the manufacturing and service industries, government, businesses and consumers to facilitate the production of British, European and International standards. The risk assessment and procedures must be reviewed and if necessary revised at least annually or if there are significant changes. Ne 2M – As Class 2 but not safe when viewed with optical aids such as eye loupes gs binoculars.
Some scientific and technical equipment may also contain Class 1M, 2 and 2M lasers. B 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.
These products may contain a higher powered laser as an embedded component but it is not accessible in normal use.
The Red document status indicator indicates that the document is an old version The 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.
Supersedes BS EN For use of Class 3B and 4 lasers in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are:. Addressing any recommendations made by the Head of Health and Safety for remedial action following the annual audit.
BS EN – Safety of laser products. Equipment classification and requirements
Class 1C – Safe without viewing aids, lasers are designed explicitly for contact applications to the skin or non-ocular tissue. Reporting all lasers of Class 3R and above, and users of lasers of Class 3R and above, to the University Laser Safety Adviser, using appropriate registration ba. Class 4 – Eye and skin damage likely form the main laser beam and reflected beams. Members of staff wishing to use a Class 3 laser pointer must first consult the University Laser Safety Adviser.
608825-1 classification and requirements.