BS EN 60825-1 PDF

INTERNATIONAL. STANDARD. IEC. Edition Safety of laser products –. Part 1: Equipment classification, requirements and user’s guide. Other things EN includes is information on is the product labelling, and the laser exposure limits (MPE), for safe viewing. BS EN BS EN Engineering specifications, classification, labelling, manufacturer requirements. BS EN / Specifications for eyewear, testing.

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Class 1M – As Class 1 but not safe when viewed with optical aids such as eye loupes or binoculars.

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For bd of Class 608255-1 and 4 lasers in industry, research and education the key measures to be considered are: The Amber document status indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: Want access to 600825-1 Standards?

Equipment classification and requirements IEC Reporting all lasers of Class 3R and above, and users of lasers of Class 3R and above, to the University Laser Safety Adviser, using appropriate registration forms.

Many items of scientific equipment are Class 1 lasers and may also be regarded as ‘safe’, for example spectrophotometers and particle sizers. Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: Under this Code of Practice, only Class 1 or 2 lasers may be used for demonstration, display or entertainment.

BS EN 60825-1:2014

If a manufacturer is claiming compliance with EN Other British Standards in this series cover laser processing machines, optical fibre communication systems OFCSand laser displays and shows.

Laser pointers Misuse of laser pointer can cause damage to eyes.

Equipment classification and requirements http: Advising officers in 6825-1 of design and construction of new buildings and the modification of existing buildings on matters affecting laser safety. Their committees work with the manufacturing and service industries, government, businesses and consumers to facilitate the production of British, European and International standards.


Class 1C lasers are engineered to be ocular safe. It is however useful for end users to be aware of though, as it allows them to check with their supplier that the product being purchased is compliant and legal to use.

What the standard is not, is a user guide for laser safety. Also known as IEC Addressing any recommendations made by the Head of Health and Safety for remedial action following the annual audit.

It is the responsibility of the appropriate academic supervisor to address any such problems. They are therefore included in the main provisions of this Code. Class 3R – More likely to cause harm to the eye than lower class lasers but do not need as many control measures as higher class lasers.

Equipment classification and requirements. Laser pointers are not to be modified in any way.

The highest risk category defined in the standard is Class 4, which pose a 60285-1 risk of eye damage from both direct and indirect reflections, is able to burn skin, and act as an ignition source for materials. Equipment classification and requirements. It is this standardised scheme that indicates the risk involved in using the product, and hence, what precautions should be taken when the product is being used.

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Ensuring that information and precautions identified by the risk assessment, are available to laser users. The HSE guidance also identifies that some lasers are perfectly safe under normal conditions of use but be the potential to cause harm if used inappropriately, for example if held very close to the eyes.


These lasers may cause fires. They give examples of Class 1M, 2 or 2M lasers, for example some low power laser pointers in surveying tools. Lasers come in various forms and have many uses at work, in the home and for leisure: This is a reference that appears frequently when a person is working with laser products, but what exactly does it mean? Members of staff wishing to use a Class 3 laser pointer must first consult the University Laser Safety Adviser. These products may contain a higher powered laser as an embedded component but it is not accessible in normal use.

Code of Practice – Laser Safety

A user’s guide originally included in Part 1 of the British Standard. The HSE guidance sets out the control measures to be considered on a case-by-case basis to reduce the risk of harm to the eyes and skin of workers to as low as is reasonably practicable. Ensuring 68025-1 laser survey form is completed for each laser of Class 3R and above prior to first use and on an annual basis thereafter.

Responsibilities under this Code of Practice Faculty Operating Officers and Directors of Professional Services are responsible for Ensuring there is an up-to-date list of all scientific and technical lasers and laser users. Some scientific and technical equipment may also contain Class 1M, 2 and 2M lasers.