Laser Safety Training Course for laser light show operators
Lasers can be dangerous and can cause hazards if they are not installed and operated safely. Standards, regulations, and guidance do exist for using lasers, but understanding what is and is not necessary for laser displays is a daunting task. Our Laser Display Safety training course is designed to teach you what's necessary to perform safe and enjoyable shows; including the laser specific laws and legislation in the UK/Europe and how it affects laser show providers.
The training course covers a wide range of laser safety topics targeted specifically for the light show and entertainment industry. You will learn about what the hazards are when using lasers, how to design safe shows and effects, along with what measurements and calculations are necessary to create safe audience scanning effects. You will also learn how to prepare risk assessments and work with the local authorities. This course also meets the requirements of the ILDA PRO Accreditation scheme, where successful completion of the exam can be used to support applying for ILDA Pro Laser Company status.
Any person or venue operating a laser display that has an output power of more than 5mW needs to appoint a Laser Safety Officer (LSO) who is responsible for overseeing the safe installation and operation of the laser display. The topics covered in our safety course have been designed to help the laser user ensure they have the knowledge required to perform safe and legal laser displays. The cost of our safety course is probably much less than what most operators would charge for a single laser show event; and with regulators having the authority to say no to a display if they are not happy with things, attending one of our courses and making sure you are aware of what's needed, can help you to avoid running into any such problems.
The course is designed from the ground up to cover issues relevant to the laser display industry. The course and the accompanying reference manual is packed full of information that is important for laser show users – you will NOT find any left overs from adapted generic safety courses such as Fume Hazards and CPR methods. We concentrate solely on today’s modern laser shows techniques and technology - basically everything that you need to know.
Professional laser safety training for operators, installers and manufacturers of laser products
Next Course date : TBA - Winter 2018/19
Hunton Park Hotel, Nr Watford, Hertfordshire (close to M25 Junction 19/20 and the M1)
The topics covered in the safety course have been designed to help the laser user to ensure they have the knowledge required to perform safe and legal laser displays, and audience scanning assessments.
We combine theory with practical examples of many topics; this approach allows you to gain valuable knowledge and insight into what is necessary to perform safe and enjoyable laser displays. The course offered is taught by James Stewart.
You are also able to take an exam on the day. The 45 minute exam will take place at the end of the day to give delegates a chance to test their knowledge and demonstrate that they have understood and learnt from the day. After the exam paper has been collected, James would go through the questions so delegates can see where they may of gone wrong, which then reinforces the learning process. There are a range of questions which cover the days topics.
The Exam pass rate is 60%, with a merit awarded for a pass of over 75% and distinction awarded for passes over 90%.
Anybody involved in working with laser equipment & displays (however big or small) and selling laser projectors (Health & Safety and the Laser Safety Standard has specific requirements for sellers of laser equipment).
£245 (+VAT) or if 2 or more people book together, the price is reduced to £222.50 (+VAT) each.
The examination is optional at an additional cost of £35 (+VAT) per delegate.
Price includes a copy of our Laser Display Safety Handbook and a Certificate of Attendance. Each Certificate of Attendance has a unique serial number on it allowing attendees to register free of charge to the new online database of Registered Laser Safety Operators. Additionally, upon attendance of the course you will be automatically registered onto our forthcoming Laser Show Safety Awareness Scheme, which will be available to venue owners, event organisers and local authorities. If you choose to sit the exam on the day and pass, you will receive an additional certificate.
The course runs from 09:30hrs through to 17:00hrs, with welcome tea/coffee, lunch and refreshment breaks.
If you are unable to make the September 2018 date, our next training day will be during Winter 2018.