Users of Class 3B lasers (with certain exceptions), Class 4 lasers and
intense pulsed light (IPL) sources in the private and voluntary healthcare
sectors are required to appoint a Laser Protection Adviser (LPA).
Department of Health guidance recommends that an LPA should be appointed for
installations, including NHS Trusts, where these classes of lasers are operated.
RPC can provide laser and IPL protection advisory services, drawing on the
expertise of a dedicated team.
We can help your organisation by:
Acting as your LPA to users of surgical,
cosmetic, physiotherapy lasers and intense pulsed light
Providing Local Rules for the
use of each laser and IPL.
Advising on the legislative requirements of the
Health and Social Care Act 2008 for lasers, IPLs and
Keeping you up-to-date on any new and forthcoming requirements
and other legislation and guidance.
Undertaking an annual audit of laser protection and providing a status
Providing a unique handbook for Laser Protection Supervisors, which
includes a record-keeping scheme that applies the
principles of quality
management to laser protection.
Advising on the design of laser rooms and operating theatres.
Liaising with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and HSE Inspectors if
Providing training for Laser Protection Supervisors, laser operators and
other staff involved with lasers or IPLs. This could
part of our regular programme of training courses or on your site.
For further information contact
on 020 8725 5875 or John Kyriou
on 020 8725 1053