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Matthew_Orton  
#1 Posted : 20 July 2022 15:06:31(UTC)
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Matthew_Orton

Afternoon all, 

I am wondering if anyone out there has ever done a Laser Safety Officers course (or similar) and if so where? My company have asked me to look into doing the course but I cannot seem to find any courses that are being run for the rest of the year? 

This is a previous topic, but the link provided is now inactive. 

Many thanks, 

jfw  
#2 Posted : 03 August 2022 09:11:04(UTC)
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jfw

I did a Laser Safety Officers course a few years ago. At the time it was run by the Health Protection Agency in conjunction with Loughborough University, which is where it was held.

It was a residential course, which ran over a few days and at the time, they only ran it once a year.

The HPA is now Public Health England. Checking their website, cant see any details of the course, but there is a contact email that might help :-

laser@phe.gov.uk

The Loughborough course was thorough and if it's still running, I'd recommend it.

There were a couple of others offering a LSO course, but they were one day courses that didnt go into the same level of knowledge. Depends if you want a good course that will give you the knowledge and skills to be a LSO or just want a certificate that says you're a LSO. I know which one I'd want.

One-day LSO Laser Safety Training | Lasermet Laser Safety Experts

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Matthew_Orton on 03/08/2022(UTC), peter gotch on 03/08/2022(UTC), Brian Hagyard on 03/08/2022(UTC)
Brian Hagyard  
#3 Posted : 03 August 2022 11:19:23(UTC)
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Brian Hagyard

Is this the same thing as a Radiation Protection Advisor?

If so then this HSE site may be useful. Radiation Protection Advisers (hse.gov.uk)

Kate  
#4 Posted : 03 August 2022 11:58:42(UTC)
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Kate

It's not the same thing - an RPA deals with ionising radiation (X-rays, radioactive materials and the like).

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Brian Hagyard on 03/08/2022(UTC)
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