The Association of Laser Safety Professionals (ALSP) is a professional society of laser safety experts actively engaged in providing advice, support and training in laser safety, and covers all applications of laser technology.

The primary aims of the Association are:

- to provide a forum in the UK for laser safety expertise,
- to establish, promote and maintain high standards in the provision of laser safety services,
- to award the qualification of certificated Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) to those who are sufficiently competent and knowledgeable in matters of laser safety,
- to organize meetings, events and other appropriate activities relating to laser safety.

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August 2014

May 2014 saw the publication by the International Electotechnical Commission (IEC) of the 3rd Edition of IEC 60825-1
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements. It represents a major overhaul of Edition 2 and has taken the last seven years to produce. The changes reflect the changes and improvements in laser engineering seen during the last seven years. Many new features are the result of greater understanding of technology, manufacturing methods and advances in general safety attitudes throughout the world.

The new edition has now been approved by CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, for adoption as a harmonised EN standard and thus published in the UK as BS EN 60825-1:2014. Essentially it is the same as the IEC document. Within the EU, EN 60825-1:2014 became effective in August 2014 with the previous edition (EN 60825-1:2007) having been withdrawn on 31 August 2014.

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