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Department of Engineering Health & Safety


All Class 3b/4 lasers must be registered with the Laser Safety Officer and risk assessed before first use.  To ensure that the proposed location and use of a laser is appropriate and safe, discuss the purchase of new lasers or movement of lasers with the Laser Safety Officer beforehand.

All users of Class 3b/4 lasers must complete a laser user authorisation form and attend the University Class 3b/4 laser course.

Each laser procedure should be covered by a set of Local Rules and a risk assessment.  All users must be named as having read and understood these documents.

Full guidance, all forms and further information can be found in Safe Use of Lasers in the Engineering Department.

Safety Office Contact Details



Inglis Building

Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Gary Steele

Department Safety Officer

Tel: 01223 (3)32740


Steve Wickens

Department Safety Coordinator

Tel: 01223 (7)61455


Gary Steele

Departmental Fire Safety Manager

Tel: 01223 (3)32740