Our commitment to Laser Safety
Laser safety is a serious matter that requires knowledge of relevant standards, products, and practical experience. At Laser Industries, we pride ourselves on providing the correct advice on laser safety standards, safety products, and training, combining this knowledge with practical experience.
Each Laser application has hazards, and administrative controls are required. In addition, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Barriers are needed to ensure a safe working environment.
Laser Industries and our partners can assist with assessing situations and recommending correct safety products that are compliant with the relevant Australian and New Zealand standards.
All Laser Industries machines include quality recommended safety goggles and Training for LSO and Operator Training.
Contact us with questions about laser safety training or safety products suitable for your specific situation.
Introduction to Lasers
POWER PRECISION PROGRESSION
Laser Industries Pty Ltd has become the most dynamic company to supply industrial laser cleaning systems that are purpose-built for severe climates of the Australian Mining and Construction Industries. This industry requires demanding efficient laser cleaning and material removal applications.
Our chosen systems are currently and historically used by manufacturers worldwide in automotive, moulding, steel fabrication, electronics, building, and mining construction.
The Laser Industries brand of products is associated with worldwide licenses and patents for innovative and ‘unique to the industry’ laser products and technologies.
We continuously place our efforts into sourcing our specifications built to Australian strict quality standards with full manufacturing support from our exclusive European manufacturer, Narran Lasers for Cleaning.
We believe in providing the best safety, quality, performance, and price products to suit Australian and New Zealand, customers.
Quality: The manufacturing of every component and sub-assembly applied to our European only manufactured machines with a long-term serviceability guarantee of quality.
Safety with Performance: Each machine is equipped with our own Australian Standards Safety Compliant Package tailored to our devices. Our safety package encompasses qualified expert training, and quality PPE recommended accessories. This package ensures our Lasers are safe and produces a long-term lifespan with high depreciation values compared with other systems.
Our machines will perform safely with consistent quality for long periods of operation. Built tough for Australia
Australian & New Zealand Laser Safety Standards
The main Australian and New Zealand laser safety standards are listed below. In general Australia and New Zealand adopt international laser safety standards. There is often a delay between when the international standards released and the official adoption of those standards in Australia and New Zealand. However, using the latest international standards would be considered best practice in the industry.
On the 12th of November 2014, Standards Australia published AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2014 which is an equivalent standard to IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3.0 that was released in May 2014.
|AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2014
|Safety of laser products – Equipment classification and requirements
|IEC 60825-1 Ed3.0
|AS/NZS IEC 60825.14:2011
|Safety of laser products – A user’s guide
|IEC/TR 60825-14 Ed1.0
|Eye and face protection – Filters and eye protectors against laser radiation (laser eye-protectors)
|Guidelines by Standards Australia for safety signage used in the occupational environments
|AS/NZS IEC 60825.4:2016
|Safety of laser products – Laser guards
|IEC 60825-4 Ed. 2.2
Australian & New Zealand Laser Safety Training
Laser Industries have partnered with Ed Virtus to provide our laser safety courses with appropriate levels of understanding of the principles of laser safety practice to meet the needs of Australian/International standards for laser safety officers, supervisors, and laser operators and maintainers.
We recommend our clients register for the next available online course before delivery of their Laser Cleaning Machine.
The AS/NZS IEC 60825.1 and the AS/NZS IEC 60825.14 define a Laser Safety Officer as one who is competent in the evaluation and control of laser hazards and has responsibility for oversight of the power of laser hazards. The Standards identify the need for persons qualified in laser safety within an organisation and identify a skill set for a laser safety officer, but flexibility relating to different competency levels within an organisation is retained.
- 1-day course, (Level 2) Laser Industries customers supplied with a Class 4 Laser Cleaning Machine are required to implement laser safety programs devised by a laser safety officer who is competent to undertake a quantitative analysis of the laser hazards involved
Half-Day Operator Laser Safety | Level 3
Operator Laser Safety Awareness Course
Dr.Trevor Wheatley from EdVirtus has programmed an online laser operator safety awareness course that provides a non-mathematical introduction to lasers and laser hazards for those using Laser Cleaning Machines supplied by Laser Industries in the workplace. It provides an introduction to laser safety practice, hazard control, and regulation of the use of lasers. This course is aimed at operators who work with or around hazardous lasers or are required to work in a laser construction or commercial zone. The course provides the following learning outcomes;
- Awareness of the laser classification system and the implication of these classifications
- Awareness of the hazards posed by lasers
- Awareness of laser hazard controls and workplace safety
- Awareness of laser safety hierarchy including laser safety officers and their roles
- Awareness of legislation and laser safety Standards
- A test is provided at the end of each section and students are encouraged to attempt the test questions (as many times as necessary).
- A certificate of attainment test is provided for those wishing to receive a certificate indicating that they have completed this course to a satisfactory level.