Laser safety

The purpose of the laser policy is to minimise or, wherever possible, eliminate risk to users of lasers and to protect the wider community from hazards associated with their use.

The policy regarding the use of lasers applies to all facilities in which lasers above Class 1 are used or where there is potential exposure.

In particular, the policy covers all teaching and research activities involving such lasers with the University.

The University of Auckland Health and Safety Lasers Policy.

The standard that we must comply to is the New Zealand/Australian Safety Harmonised Standard NZS/AS2211-91. NZ Standards can be downloaded via the University Library.