BS EN 60825-1:2007 - Safety of laser products. Equipment classification and requirements – BSI British Standards

BS EN 60825-1:2007

Safety of laser products. Equipment classification and requirements

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : November 2007 Replaced By : BS EN 60825-1:2014

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BS EN 60825-1:2007 Safety of laser products. Equipment classification and requirements  is applicable to the safety of laser products emitting laser radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm. It provides a classification scheme and engineering, labelling and information requirements.

Its primary aim is to provide a classification scheme to assist users of laser products make informed decisions regarding the risks associated with intentional and unintended exposure to laser radiation. 

In addition to covering requirements for products, the use of correct marking of laser products and systems is also covered, from a protection of persons in a workplace perspective, by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. Therefore, businesses using lasers or laser products in the workplace must comply with BS EN 60825-1 in order to show due diligence.

BS EN 60825-1:2007 contents include:

  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Engineering specifications
  • Labelling
  • Other informational requirements
  • Additional requirements for specific laser products 
  • Classification
  • Determination of the accessible emission level

How has it changed?

  • The structure of the standard has been completely revised to make the document easier to use by manufacturers and users
  • An updated system of classification is defined regarding accessible laser radiation and the associated provision of information requirements
  • The Accessible Emission Limit tables have been simplified for small-source lasers
  • The methodology for determining the appropriate value has been clarified
  •  Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been deleted from the scope of this document except for communication applications. LEDs are covered by IEC 62471 and a guide to this is in preparation.

BS EN 60825-1:2007 is listed in the Official Journal of the European Communities as a Harmonised Standard that provides a presumption of conformity with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD - 2006/95/EC) and the Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (RTTED - 1999/5/EC).  Any product containing a laser system should therefore comply with BS EN 60825-1 before applying the CE marking.

The User’s Guide is now available as a separate document, PD IEC TR 60825-14: 2004

BS EN 60825-1:2007 replaces BS EN 60825-1:1994, which has been withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS EN 60825-1:2007
TitleSafety of laser products. Equipment classification and requirements
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 November 2007
Withdrawn Date31 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61010-1:2001, EN 61010-1:2001/Corrigendum:2002, IEC 61010-1, IEC 60601-2-22, EN 60601-2-22:1996, IEC 60050-845:1987
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60825-2:2004, EN 60079, IEC 62115, EN ISO 12100-2:2003, IEC 60079, IEC 60027-1, IEC/TR 60825-8, IEC/TR 60825-10, EN 60950, CIE S009:2002, IEC 60825-4, IEC 60204-1, IEC 60065, ISO 12100-2, EN 61508, IEC/TR 60825-13, EN ISO 12100-1:2003, IEC/ISO 11553-1, IEC/TR 60825-5, EN 60825-4:2006, ISO 1000, EN 61040:1992, IEC 60079-0:2004, EN 60079-0:2004, EN 60065:2002, EN ISO 11146-1:2005, IEC 61508, EN 60027-1:2006, IEC 60825-12, ISO 12100-1, IEC 61040, IEC TR 60825-3, IEC 60950, EN 62115:2005, EN ISO 11553-1:2005, EN 60204-1:2006
Replaced ByBS EN 60825-1:2014
International RelationshipsIEC 60825-1:2007/COR1:2008
Amended ByCorrigendum, March 2009
DescriptorsEyes, Classification systems, Mathematical calculations, Instructions for use, Symbols, Occupational safety, Definitions, Marking, Lasers, Physiological effects (human body), Skin (body), Medical equipment, Light emission, Wavelengths, Warning devices, Light hazards, Hazards, Safety measures
Title in FrenchSécurité des appareils à laser. Classification des matériels et exigences
Title in GermanSicherheit von Lasereinrichtungen. Klassifizierung von Anlagen und Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 64258 6
File Size1.57 MB

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