What are the UK laser regulations?
In some circumstances, the
use of a class 3b medical laser device is regulated.
Within the NHS there will
be a Laser Protection Advisor for each Authority/Trust. You should
contact this person and let them know you are using such a device.
Outside NHS hospitals there may be a requirement to register the
treatment premises with your local nursing homes registration
office. They may want to inspect your premises, issue you with
safety guidelines and send you a bill !
The following are exempt :
premises that are wholly or
mainly a domestic dwelling (ie your or a patients home) , sports
arenas, sports fields & industrial premises.
The CSP gave on many occasions
vigorously fought this matter and have even defended a member whom
they considered was unnecessarily pursued for registration.
Thor has a technical work around
this which has been surprisingly successful. The government guidelines
specify lasers Thors customers have been able to use the non laser
probes offered by thor. This includes all of the cluster probes
and a 30mW 830nm LED probe.