Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Laser safety course

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further Information


August 2023




Physics Tutorial Room TBA


Paul Magill
Work Health & Safety Specialist (Technical)
Email [email protected]  
(+61) 6488 2307.


UWA staff and students: no charge, others: $136.37 + GST

This half-day course is for staff and students who are required to use high-powered research lasers.

For non staff and non students the payment of $150.00 can be made at this link

It will provide users with an awareness of the specific hazards associated with high-powered laser usage within the University research environment. It is a requirement under the Radiation Safety Act 1975 that licensed users of laser equipment have attended an appropriate laser safety course and that their supervised users are appropriately trained.

Online module

An online LMS laser safety module is available to staff and students who need to start working with lasers before the next course. The online module does not replace this course.


You will:

  • gain an understanding of the safe use of lasers in research
  • be able to identify and assess risks in laser areas
  • become aware of legislative requirements for the use of lasers
  • understand the process of reducing risks in the workplace

Application form


Personal details





UWA staff and students - please complete this section


Non-UWA Staff and Students - please complete this section


School/organistion contact person - all to complete

Required. Please state the family name of the person to be sent the course notes for all enrollees in your school/organisation.

Required. Please state the Given names of the contact person.

Required. The full postal address for the contact person.

Required. The daytime telephone number for the person to be issued the course notes and invoice for your attendance or non attendance at this course.

Email address for contact person, if applicable.