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Is laser / Intense Pulsed Light source Safety Training Required?

Do I, or my employees, need laser safety training?

Yes, if you are providing Class 3B laser, or Class 4 laser, or IPL, treatments. Laser/IPL safety training will provide you and your employees with an understanding of the basic principles of laser safety, and complement your laser/IPL specific and therapeutic specific training. Training records are often the first set of records checked during an incident investigation.

Is laser safety training a requirement?

In some jurisdictions completion of a laser/IPL safety course is required at regular intervals. Where this is not the case, it is recommended that laser safety training is regularly updated to keep yourself, your employees and your clients safe.

The Artificial Optical Radiation Directive also requires that an employer provide suitable, and sufficient, information, and training, relating to the risks involved in using the laser, IPL, or other optical therapy devices which are potentially hazardous.

Is there a recommended laser/IPL safety training syllabus?

The ‘Core of Knowledge’ laser safety training syllabus represents a body of knowledge that underpins the safe use of lasers in clinical practice. This syllabus is developed and maintained by the British Medical Laser Association, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the
Society for Radiological Protection.

It is intended for all healthcare and aesthetic professionals who operate Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and non‐laser (IPL and LED) light sources in a range of applications, including medical, surgical, dental and aesthetic practices.

Where can I find a laser and IPL laser safety course?

We run monthly BMLA approved Core of Knowledge laser safety training for physiotherapist, chiropractors, veterinarians, podiatrists using Laser Therapy lasers, as well as an aesthetic Core of Knowledge laser/IPL safety training.

Who else needs laser safety training?

Training is also required for those who may not be operating the laser or light based therapy device, but are working in the environment where it is used.

Our laser/IPL safety awareness courses:

Training is also required for those who may not be operating the laser or light based therapy device, but are working in the environment where it is used.

  • Our courses follows the Laser Safety Awareness syllabus developed and maintained by the British Medical Laser Association, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the Society for Radiological Protection.
  • We tailor the course to the laser you use, the environment in which you use your laser, and how you use your laser.
  • We also explain the risks and the safe systems of work identified in the risk assessment, which is a requirement of the Health and Safety legislation.

These tailored laser safety courses can be provided onsite or online. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your training requirements.