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UV risk management training

One day course aimed at health and safety professionals and those responsible for ensuring the safe use of UV light equipment in the workplace.

Designed to help employers to meet their legal obligations for the safe use of UV light in the workplace under The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010. These brought into law in Great Britain on 27th April 2010 the European Physical Agents (Artificial Optical Radiation 2006/25/EC) Directive.

  • Safety of operators and employees within with or around artificial UV light equipment
  • Compliance with your legal obligations under The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2020

Who should attend?

Anyone who is responsible for risk assessment and safe use of UV light equipment, welders or plasma cutters in your workplace.

Why should you attend?

Protecting employees in UV light exposure environments is a statutory requirement. UV light Exposure Limit Values (ELVs) for unprotected skin and eyes were brought into law by The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010, which require:

  • Employers to determine personal UV light exposure levels and compare with statutory exposure limits to assess risk and necessary controls.
  • Employees not to be exposed above the statutory exposure limits and to be provided with protection, specific process information and training.

Some typical examples of UV light exposure scenarios in the workplace are:

  • UVA blacklights for fluorescent inspection
  • UV light curing equipment for adhesives, resins and coatings
  • UVC germicidal lamps for disinfection processes
  • Welding processes
  • Plasma cutting processes

How will your company benefit?

The training course will provide:

  • Information to help you meet your legal obligations for compliance with the UV light personal exposure limits and provision of specific hazard awareness training for employees
  • Template for risk assessment and hazard awareness training
  • Action plans – e.g. UV light measurement and assessment surveys, implementation of additional control measures and hazard awareness programmes for employees
  • Peace of mind that your company knows what is required for UV risk assessment and control
  • Confidence and acceptance of your UV light processes by the workforce
What previous delegates say

The course was informative and interesting. It has made a significant improvement in my knowledge of UV.

“Good course, well presented and will help in UV risk assessment and compliance with the regulations.”

“The whole course has been very useful and will assist us greatly developing procedures for our own laboratory equipment and in advising others.“

“As I was new to UV, the course was essential. Very useful, delivered in an easy to understand format.”

“Excellent course that provided detailed knowledge so that a UV light risk assessment can be completed on site. This will enable me to communicate to all UV lamp users and help reduce their fears.”

How to register

Simply call 0121 423 2000 or contact us to register your interest. 50% discount when booked at the same time as purchasing equipment.

Not sure if the course is for you? Why not attend one of free open days which includes a talk on UV light safety in the workplace.

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People we work with

We are proud to be trusted by some of the World’s top companies, supplying UV equipment, training and consultancy to the likes of:

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Mercedes F1
  • Morrisons
  • Rolls-Royce


  • Introduction to UV light
    • UV light is all around us
    • Definition and classification
    • The case for UV
    • OptiMinUV®
  • Health effects of UV light exposure
    • Health effects
    • Heightened photosensitivity
    • Substances which enhance photosensitivity
  • Regulations and exposure limits
    • The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010
    • UV Light Exposure Limit Values (ELVs)
    • Public Health England recommendation
    • BS EN 62471:2008 – Risk group classifications
    • BS EN 12198 – UV light emission categories
  • Health surveillance and medical examination
  • Determination and assessment of personal UV light exposure
    • Hazard values from UV light source manufacturer
    • UV light measurement and assessment survey
  • UV light measurement
    • Spectroradiometers
    • Broadband radiometers
    • Correction factors
  • Control measures
    • Engineering and administrative controls
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Risk management
    • Templates for risk assessment and hazard awareness training
    • Delegate case studies
  • Action planning
    • OptiMinUV® assessment and current status for your process
    • Follow on activities required
    • Open forum and closing remarks
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