Business Excellence Network
We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes
DATES: 21st June 2012
TIME: 9.00 am -5.00pm
COST: Members 290 - Non Members 350.00
This course is aimed at personnel who use lasers, or are responsible for the safe use of lasers, in their workplace. This course is designed to provide an overview of laser safety issues and will be of particular relevance to Safety Officers, Engineers and Technicians.
Trainees on this course learn about the hazards associated with the use of lasers, how risk can be controlled and reduced, and what their responsibilities are in maintaining a safer workplace. There is also opportunity for attendees to discuss specific concerns during the course.
The aim of the course is
- To instil an appreciation of laser hazards
- To promote an understanding of how issues are treated in safety standards.
- To update attendees on new recent legislation pertaining to laser safety in 2010.
The course objective is to provide overview of laser safety issues which includes
- Background to optical & laser technologies
- Create an understanding of the origin of laser safety hazards and risks
Review European laser safety standards and Irish legislation
Personnel who use lasers or are responsible for the safe use of lasers in their workplace
- Safety Officers
v Background to Laser Technology
v Hazards of Laser Radiation
v Overview of Laser Safety Standards
v Implementation of Laser Safety
v Risk Assessment
v Summary & Information
Training Company Name and Website
National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA), NUI Galway.
Trainer Name and Bio
Dr. Gerard OConnor
Senior Lecturer in Physics
School of Physics,
National University of Ireland, Galway
- B.Sc (1998) in Experimental Physics
- Ph.D (1994) in Experimental Physics
- Member of the Academic Staff in NUI Galway
- Senior Lecture in School of Physics
- Deputy Head of the School of Physics
- Director of the National Centre for Laser Applications
The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
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We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria