The government consultation on laser pointers carried out in August-October 2017 has now finished, and the results are published here:
The report concludes that it is not practically possible to control import of laser pointers, and introducing a licensing system as in New Zealand and Australia has had little effect
The main recommendations are to introduce new labelling for the degree of danger that is immediately obvious to the public, and to increase public awareness of the hazards through information campaigns, and in schools.
We fully agree with the statement in the report that:
“the one thing more hazardous than a correctly labelled high power laser pointer is a high power laser pointer labelled as safe”
Not only have we had a really busy start to 2015, but we have already received more positive feedback from trainees than most companies hope to get in a whole year! Here is a comment we received by email after the course:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the AOTDR course I have attended this week . John our instructor was quite brilliant on his course. It is one of the best if not the best training environment I have had instruction at. With it being done in a very relaxed atmosphere made it easier to concentrate and to follow the course content. I will be recommending Lucid to all my contacts. Also I would like to thank all the staff for their friendly approach to the trainees-again a great impression, thankyou.”
All the comments can be found on our freshly updated comments page
LaserBee 6.0.0 is now available. This version of LaserBee embodies the latest version of IEC 60825-1 released in May this year and just adopted as a British Standard BS EN 60825-1:2014.
Although the outward appearance of LaserBee is much the same, a major re-write has been required to incorporate all the requirements of the new standard. For example:
- Users of the standard when looking up an AEL for a time which falls at a tabulation boundary are required to evaluate the AELs on either side of the boundary and choose the more restrictive. LaserBee does this automatically.
- When looking up a retinal MPE in the IR region users are required to check the skin MPE also to prevent damage to the anterior part of the eye. LaserBee does this automatically also.
When presenting its results, LaserBee explains its actions with reference to the published standard.
Why not request a demo version now to see it in action?
You can also buy it on-line.