Medical Laser Safety

Lasermet has experts who respond to the specific needs of laser safety in the medical field. They have the knowledge and experience to offer laser safety training courses to theater personnel.

Lasermet is a laser safety pioneer, having installed laser Interlock® control systems and certified laser blocking roller blinds in hospitals around the world since 1987.

Medical Laser Safety Products

Medical-based laser safety services

Laser Protection Supervisors (LPS) and Laser Protection Advisers (LPA) are required in operating rooms and other laser-using departments in UK hospitals. The LPS should be someone on the local staff who is in charge of enforcing the local rules on a daily basis but does not need to be an expert on the subject.

As a result, the LPS must have an LPA (a laser safety expert) to whom they can turn for technical advice. The Laser Protection Advisor will typically come from a department other than the one where the lasers are used. The LPA will write the local rules, specify eyewear and other safety equipment, be available for expert advice, and visit the department on occasion to review laser safety.

Lasermet Medical Laser Protection Advisers have either the RPA 2000 Certificate of Competence to act as a Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) or have been accredited as a Laser Protection Adviser through the Association of Laser Safety Professionals (ALSP) and can provide expert advice based on years of experience.

Laser Safety Training

Practitioners and theatre personnel who use lasers must have received basic laser safety training. Laser safety training should be provided to all users of Class 1M, Class 2M, Class 3R, Class 3B, and Class 4 lasers. This training may be quite brief for Class 1M, 2M, and 3R lasers. Furthermore, all organizations that use Class 3B, Class 4 or Invisible Class 3R lasers must have a Laser Safety Officer who has received the necessary training. Lasermet offers this training.

Core of Knowledge Training

This course is meant for clinic operators and other staff who use lasers and intense pulsed light systems for hair removal, skin toning, dentistry, tattoo removal, and other similar procedures. It is intended to provide both a foundation in the fundamentals of safe laser and IPL system use, as well as to meet the training requirements of the MHRA Device Bulletin “Lasers, intense light source systems, and LEDs – guidance for safe use in medical, surgical, dental, and aesthetic practices” issued in September 2015.