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Laser Protection


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 associated regulations.

  • 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 report.

  • 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.

  • Investigating incidents.

  • Liaising with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and HSE Inspectors if required.

  • Providing training for Laser Protection Supervisors, laser operators and other staff involved with lasers or IPLs.  This could
    be either as part of our regular programme of training courses or on your site.


For further information contact Ishmail Badr on 020 8725 5875 or John Kyriou on 020 8725 1053


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