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POSITION STATEMENT: Laser Safety Training – Perioperative Suite

POSITION STATEMENT: Laser Safety Training – Perioperative Suite

The Australian Standards1 state that a key component of the administrative control of lasers is the safety training of personnel and that it is undertaken to specifically instruct staff associated with the use of a laser (regardless of their role in the work environment) in topics such as principles and safe practices, potential hazards, the appropriate use and operation of a medical laser.

Bravura Education’s position is that all staff in the perioperative environment should be trained in laser safety. As a baseline, a Basic Laser Safety Course should be completed by any personnel that come into contact with a laser. If staff are responsible for the role of laser user, laser operator or Laser Safety Officer as defined in the standards1, then a Laser Safety Officer Course is recommended.

In line with the Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia2, laser safety training should be done as a Refresher Course every five years


  1. AS/NZS 4173:2018, Safe use of lasers and intense light sources in health care. Standards Australia.
  2. Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) (2023). Standards for Safe and Quality Care in the Perioperative Environment (SSQCPE).

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