The head of department should ensure appropriate training arrangements are in place for all AOR users and others who may be affected by the work. It is the responsibility of the responsible person to ensure AOR users receive appropriate training before work starts.
The basic training should cover the AOR hazard, the possible harm to skin and eyes and the risk controls in place to protect AOR users, including emergency procedures and, where appropriate, the need for health surveillance. The responsible person ensures appropriate refresher training is given at regular intervals to AOR users and when there are significant changes in the risk assessment. Additional training specific to the work process and source should supplement the basic training when necessary.
Other people at risk not directly associated with the work, but could be affected by the source (for example cleaners, maintenance users, serving contractors, other University staff etc.) identified in the risk assessment require training that covers their risk of exposure. Again, the training should identify the AOR hazards, the potential harm and risk controls in place to protect them whilst carrying out their work.
The department will maintain an up-to-date training record for departmental AOR users and have it available to the UNIRPA. A record of attendance should be made and a training record template is available in AURPO’s guidance on the safe use of lasers in education and research, appendix 13, and a laser user register and training record template (.xlx), both of which can be modified for AOR users.