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Laser Protection Supervisor (LPS) Training

Laser Protection Supervisor (LPS) Training

Start date: 31 March, 2025. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£275.00 Places remaining: 0
Laser Protection Supervisor Course

Our Laser Protection Supervisor (LPS) Training encompasses the fundamental principles of laser safety. We combine self-paced learning materials with practical scenario-based teaching. This course aims to provide you with the appropriate knowledge and confidence to fulfil your duties as an LPS in your workplace.

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers conducting work with potentially hazardous sources of artificial optical radiation have a duty to provide appropriate training for their employees.

These regulations also require employers to appoint one or more suitably qualified persons to oversee safety matters regarding those sources.

This role is often termed as the Laser Protection Supervisor (LPS), and they oversee compliance with the laser safety measures set out in the employer’s Local Rules.

The course is primarily focussed on the LPS role in healthcare but is also beneficial for those working in the veterinary and university sectors.

This course is suitable for those new to the LPS role and for existing LPSs who require refresher training.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of our training course is to ensure that the attendee has a sound understanding of:

  • the nature of optical radiation and its effects on the human body,
  • the legislation governing its use,
  • the basic principles of laser safety control measures,
  • the role of the Laser Protection Supervisor.

Attendees will benefit from discussions and tools that will enable them to evaluation of laser radiation risks and the effectiveness of the existing controls in their workplace.

Attendees will also be updated with practical solutions for conducting laser safety reviews and briefed on the expectations of inspectors in relation to laser safety and compliance with the associated regulations.

Course lead

The lead for the course is Ian Birch, Head of Radiation Safety at the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department supported by an experienced team of laser safety professionals and RPA2000 accredited Laser Protection Advisers.

Course delivery

This course has been designed by accredited Laser Protection Advisers to meet the guidance on the Levels of competence included in the British Standards Institute’s Technical Report: Safety of laser products – Part 14: A user’s guide.

To optimise learning, training is delivered in hybrid format over two sessions:

Part 1

The attendee has access to pre-recorded material concerning the theory and underpinning knowledge to support the Laser Protection Supervisor role.

Learners can view the learning material at their own pace, around their own schedule.

Following the successful completion of a subsequent online assessment, the delegate is able to book a place for Part 2.

Part 2

Live, online teaching in a small group (of typically 4-6 participants), delivered in a half-day session.

The aim of this session is the build on the knowledge gained within Part 1 with a focus on in application to typical LPS duties in the workplace.

The total study time for this course is approximately 7.5 hours.

Once you have a confirmed booking, you will receive notification of your user account to gain access to our virtual learning environment, known as the Learning Lab. This account will allow you access to the pre-recorded material and online assessment for Part 1. Once you have successfully completed Part 1 you will be able to book yourself onto your preferred meeting for Part 2 via the Learning Lab. Full details will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.

Financial Information 

The following organisations pay for a number of LPS training places through formal agreements that are in place. This means their employees can attend training without having to arrange payment (subject to fair use limits):

NHS Foundation Trusts

  • South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees & Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Cumbria Integrated Care
  • South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust 

Other organisations

  • Moorview Referrals

If you are employed by one of these organisations please use the coupon code LPS, your eligibility to use this code will be verified before your booking is confirmed.

If you are employed by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, please use the coupon code NUTH to make a provisional booking.

If you are not employed by one of these organisations the charge for training is £275. You will be able to make an online payment or request an invoice by using the coupon code Invoice.

Please see Coupons for further information relating to coupon codes and how to use them at checkout.

Details

Date:
31 March, 2025.
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
£275.00
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Organiser

Newcastle Clinical Skills Academy
Phone
0191 28 24710
Email
nuth.ncsa@nhs.net
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