Health and Safety

Artificial Optical Radiation

Guidance on how to safely operate laser systems.

Standard operating procedures

See the standard operating procedures for artificial optical safety: HS G050 Artificial Optical Radiation SOP [PDF].

Where open beam work is carried out with class 2, 3 or 4 lasers, groups must have a clearly mounted copy of the Laser Injury Grab pack.

Download a printable copy of the grab pack: HS F013 Laser Eye injury Grab Pack [DOCX].

Annex’s for the Artificial Optical Radiation (AOR) Policy & Standard Operating Procedure HS G047 AOR Annex's for SOP Policy.

If there’s an injury

In the event of an injury the grab pack (above) should be completed and taken with the casualty to the nearest specialist eye hospital.

The nearest eye hospital to campus is:

Sussex Eye Hospital
Eastern Road
BN2 5BF.


The University of Sussex has approved the following policy for work with Artificial Optical Radiation: HS P018 Artificial Optical Radiation Policy [PDF].