Military Laser Safety - LASSAF

Technology School
1.5 days

About this course

This course will outline the areas of knowledge you require in order to begin to discharge your duties with respect to laser safety.

It will provide you with an overview of both the nature of lasers, laser systems and the regulatory controls, which are applied in Defence, to ensure that they can be operated safely.

What you will learn

You will learn: 
  • laser physics and laser systems
  • laser eye and skin safety considerations
  • laser safety and human eye response
  • laser range procedures
  • laser safety calculations
  • military laser technology and their applications

How will this course help my career?

Successful completion of the course will qualify you as a LSO.

Before you attend

No previous knowledge is required and comprehensive notes for future reference are supplied.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
This course is suitable for:
  • all MOD LSOs or if you wish to become a LSO 
  • suppliers of lasers to MOD who need to create a laser safety clearance paper 
  • range staff from ranges that use lasers

How will I learn?

Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

Competency test (30 minutes).  Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) mandate and sponsor this course and the resulting competence certificate.