Friday, May 5, 2017

Avoid Unnecessary Accidents: Get Laser Safety Certified!


Safety is everyone’s concern. The very first thing an owner of a laser cutter should do is read the safety warnings and safety protocol included in their user manual. While this is a logical thing to do, it may be difficult to gage how much safety information is retained. Schools, in particular, want to make sure students are using machines in a safe manner. That’s why we are introducing our new C02 Laser Safety Certificate Curriculum.

This is a free course that takes students through each area of safety concern when operating a CO2 laser cutter. Students will first go through the lecture portion of the curriculum, where safety issues are laid out in linear lessons. These lessons cover: safety stickers & icons; workshop safety; CO2 laser safety, fire safety and electrical safety.


Once students complete the course, they will take an online exam covering the material they have studied. Students that pass will receive a certificate showing they have passed the course. This allows instructors in schools and maker-shops to quickly access a student’s safety awareness and prevent students that still need further education from going near a laser cutter.

This curriculum is the first stop in a series that includes lessons on operating laser cutters, using design software, setting up hardware and best usage tips and advice.