Safe operation of laser systems

Aufgrund des hohen Gefährdungspotenzials ist ein Betreiber einer Lasereinrichtung der Klassen 3 und 4 gesetzlich verpflichtet, eine fachkundige Person zu bestellen, regelmäßig weiterzubilden und ihre aktuelle Fachkunde nachzuweisen. © Foba

Occupational safety has been a top priority at Foba Laser Marking + Engraving for decades in the development, manufacture and operation of laser marking systems. To support its customers in the safe operation of laser equipment and the implementation of legal requirements, Foba offers the “Laser Safety Expertise” seminar series.

The seminar series covers three different topics and imparts comprehensive specialist knowledge. Therefore, the seminar participation is suitable for the proof of the technical knowledge for laser safety officers, for the construction of safe laser safety enclosures as well as for the execution of the CE process for the classification of a machine.

The first seminar imparts basic knowledge within the scope of training as a laser protection officer. Due to the high hazard potential, an operator of a class 3 and 4 laser facility is legally required to appoint a competent person, to provide regular training and to provide evidence of his or her current expertise. This includes the ability to carry out a risk assessment, which is given special emphasis in the training.

The topic of the second seminar is the technical and formal requirements for the construction of a professional laser safety enclosure. The shielding of optical radiation is an important prerequisite for the safe operation of a laser of laser class 4, which is hazardous to health, and thus for the classification of the complete laser equipment in the harmless laser class 1.

The third seminar provides the expertise for carrying out the CE process in accordance with the EU Machinery Directive. The participant will learn the formal steps to be followed before placing a laser device on the market, which include extensive documentation. The issuance of a CE Declaration of Conformity is a prerequisite for the operation of a laser machine in the European Economic Area.

All three seminars are based on the legal requirements in the field of laser material processing and marking and can be booked individually. They are aimed at laser safety officers, designers, plant engineers, integrators and other persons responsible in the field of laser safety.
Foba offers appointments on an ongoing basis by individual appointment. Participation takes place in presence under the guidance of an experienced safety engineer.