Duration

One day (variable according to customisations)

Objective

This learning program is designed to ensure relevant workplaces have systems capable of ensuring compliance with:

  • section 36 of the Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and section 96 of the Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001
  • section 35 of the Queensland Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999
  • section 223 of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

The course deals with the management of laser safety programs (including management of subcontractors using lasers for surveying etc) in a variety of environments.

The learning program is practical in nature - participants will be involved in a number of small group workshops and discussions centred on concepts and problems useful to LSOs. Topics include:  

  • Interactions of lasers with matter (focus on human tissues of interest) 
  • Conduct of risk assessments involving the use of lasers in the workplace by staff and subcontractors
  • Facilitation of the development of safe operating procedures for laser operations
  • Development and monitoring of a laser safety plan
  • Laser devices, classification, controls and applicable standards
  • Complying with State and Federal legislative requirements
  • Complying with National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) and Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) guidelines and Australian Standards  

Assessment for the course is a variety of customised operational LSO tasks in the workplace.

Delivery

Class room based delivery at our venue, or delivered specifically for clients at their venue and contextualised to the client’s specific systems.

Accreditation

There is no accreditation for this learning program as these types of lasers fall outside of the specific licensing requirements of Queensland Radiation Health.