This is a list of suggested "do's and don'ts" for laser users to bear in mind when working in physics laboratory, it should help students to work safely.
- Do not look into a laser beam.
- Keep room lights on brightly if possible.
- Remove personal jewellery. Watches, rings etc act as reflectors.
- Locate and terminate all laser beams. Make sure that all beams are terminated with a suitable beam dump which is capable of handling the power of the laser beam.
- Keep beams in a horizontal plane below eye level, preferably at waist height.
- Don't bend down below beam height.
- Wear laser safety protection. Be certain that you have suitable eyewear provided and wear it. Protect skin as well as eyes. Don't put bare hands into a laser beam.
Department of Health, Radiation Health Unit
Electrical and Mechanical Service Department
Occupational Safety & Health Council
- (LS) Laser Safety
- (RA) Certificate of Competence in Ionising Radiation Protection
- (XRAYC) Certificate of Competence in Safe Use of X-Ray Irradiating Apparatus