LVR Optical Radiation and Laser Safety Specialists - About Us
Company principal, James Stewart has many years of experience in working in the field of laser and optical radiation safety management, with a diverse range of clients and industry sectors including Entertainment, Aerospace, Military, legal, transportation and power production.
James regularly works managing optical safety within the entertainment industry that uses high power lasers and light sources, where he is able to apply his in-depth understanding of challenges unique to the sector. His skills are often employed by the world’s leading performers and artistes, as well as many of the UK’s major entertainment venues, including the O2 Arena, the NEC Group, Wembley and SMG Group, acting as the consulting laser safety officer. James regularly provides training courses aimed at different parts of this sector, with clients including major venue managers, Live Nation and the BBC, in addition to laser display operator training.
Working in wider spanning fields, including industrial, research and product development; James regularly assists users and organisations in laser and optical radiation safety awareness, staff training, product compliance, and exposure assessment. James also works with the National Physical Laboratory in London as an approved deliverer of their laser safety training framework for industry. It was through working with the NPL ahead of the Artificial Optical Radiation Directive being implemented in the UK that James developed an in-depth knowledge and experience in assessing product emissions and occupational exposure to broadband light sources. LVR utilises its well-placed combination of technical knowledge and professional occupational safety expertise and experience to deliver effective practical solutions for ensuring workplace and product safety that enhance business performance and wellbeing, rather than act as an inhibitor.
LVR Limited undertakes work throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and Internationally.
Facilitating LVR’s objectives James Stewart holds a number of scientific and health & safety related qualifications including the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, a BSc (Hons) and an MSc Degree from the University of Strathclyde. James also holds BLS certification as a Certified Laser Safety Officer.
James is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), along with being a member of the International Institute of Safety and Risk Management (IIRSM). He is also a committee member of the British Standards Institute group for Optical Radiation Safety and Laser Equipment.