The Online DJ Podcast – Laser Safety

Laser Safety

So when it comes to lighting Lasers can really give your light show that “WOW Factor” But there are some safety aspects that should be considered when using lasers i.e;

What is the best practice for mounting lasers?

What is that key for on the back of some lasers?

What are the legal regulations?

In the UK the Health & Safety Executive provide the following guideline and advice

The radiation safety of lasers used for display purposes – HSG95
Mobile DJs should pay attention to Page 10 clause 33 which states;

“Supervised installations should be designed so that hazardous emissions are not accessible at any point less than 3 m above and 2.5 m laterally from any location at which a member of the audience or public may gain access during a display (see Figures 4 and 5). For unsupervised installations, it is good practice to increase the vertical separation distance to 6 m.”

In the USA refer to the Code of Federal Regulations – 1040.10 and 1040.11

In this episode of The Online DJ Podcast, our guest is Dan Goldsmith President of X-Laser Who today will be talking to us all about Laser Safety

Find out more about X-Laser at

 Dan’s Favourite Song (Opens In iTunes): Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance

Dan Goldsmith - X-LaserDan Goldsmith is the President of X-Laser, one of the leading manufacturers of high-powered entertainment lasers in the world. In addition to providing effect design and laser safety officer expertise to large touring and production clients, Dan chairs the Regulatory Committee for the International Laser Display Association which serves to interface between worldwide regulatory agencies and members of the industry. Dan also sits on the Board of Directors of the International Laser Display Association and lectures extensively on entertainment laser technology, safety, and compliance.

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