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Laser Safety Officer

For the use of laser systems of the classes 3B and 4 it is required to designate a laser safety officer (in written form). The laser safety officer has to possess adequate technical qualification concerning laser systems, use and safety. This may be proved through vocational education or extensive know-how. Further it is recommended to visit a laser safety training. Laserworld offers such trainings in regular intervals.

Depending on the very country, a laser safety officer has different tasks and responsibilites to fulfill.

In Germany, for example, the tasks of a laser safety officer can be found in § 6 of the regulation BGV B2:

  • consulting the entrepreneur in matters of laser safety
  • professional selection of protective gear
  • participation in the training of workers concerning laser eqipment, laser safety and protection measures
  • participation in the testing of laser devices
  • monitoring of compliance with safety and protection measures
  • information of the entrepreneur about defects and faults of laser devices
  • in-house notification and investigation of accidents by laser radiation

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