Next training is on Monday the 11th of December at 10:00 am.

Aesthetic dermatology nurse laser nurse practioner performing pulse dye laser treatment in hospital laser unit

Appropriate laser/IPL safety training for those using lasers and IPLs is a requirement of the Health and Safety Legislation SI176 (2010), and this course will provide that essential training for Healthcare and Aesthetic Professionals using aesthetic lasers and IPLs in their clinics. It follows the BMLA Core of Knowledge curriculum recommended for aesthetic and clinical laser users, and has been approved by the British Medical Laser Association. This course specifically covers aesthetics lasers and the risks associated with these lasers. The requirements for working safely with lasers under the Health and Safety Legislation will also be covered in depth.

The training is live and online via Zoom and will take approximately 3.5 hours. There will be  a 15 minute comfort break. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance, with the BMLA logo, detailing the syllabus and length of the course, 3 hrs, which is generally equivalent to 3 CPD points, and course notes after the completion of a short post course feedback questionnaire. A recording of the course will be available to participants after the course for one month.
If you would like to attend this course click on the BOOK HERE link, and you can also contact us via email   at for other payment options or if you have any queries, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please note that this training does not cover how individual lasers should be used, or therapeutic techniques and protocols. For this type of training you should refer to your laser supplier.

About Your Trainer

Dr Josette Galligan registered Laser Protection Adviser with RPA2000

Dr Josette Galligan, PhD, CEng, is a registered Laser Protection Adviser with RPA2000 (UK) and has twenty years’ experience as the appointed Laser Protection Adviser for a number of large academic teaching Hospitals. She developed the first online laser safety eCourse in Ireland hosted on HSELand which was widely used Nationally, and has run specialised Laser Safety Authorised User Courses, following the Core of Knowledge curriculum, which she contributed to.

Topics covered

  • Basic principles of laser generation and review of laser/IPL technology
  • Laser hazard classification
  • Meaning of associated warning labels
  • Principles of quality assurance
  • Emission characteristics of different types of equipment
  • Laser‐tissue interaction mechanisms
  • Penetration of light of different wavelengths through skin and eye
  • Dangers of central versus peripheral retinal damage
  • Hazards to eye and skin from accidental exposure
  • The concept of Maximum Permissible Exposure and Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Laser safety management including the role of the Laser Protection Adviser, Laser Protection
    Supervisor, Local Rules and Controlled Area
  • Risks associated with accidental reflections
  • Personal protection measures including eye protection
  • Hazards to the patient, e.g. endotracheal tube ignition
  • Incidental hazards, including electrical, fire explosion and plume emission
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • How to deal with an adverse event or accidental exposure