Awareness course for Local Authority Environmental Health Officers

“Exposure of the general public to optical radiation has a long history, particularly in the case of exposure to solar radiation. In more recent years, artificial optical radiation, and in particular ultraviolet and laser radiation, has found many new applications. Many of these new uses increase the scope for the public to be exposed to these radiations. This course is intended to highlight public health issues arising from both new and old sources of ultraviolet and laser radiation.”

The course includes discussions on: Basis Concepts of Optical Radiation, Biological effects, Exposure Limits and Regulations, the sun and sunbeds, Effect lighting and laser displays, Laser pointers and other products.

There is currently no charge for Council EHOs to attend this course as the fee will be paid by the Scottish Government under a Memorandum of Understanding PHE have in place.

To book a place on the course please contact CRCE Scotland on 0141 440 2201.  For further information about the course please contact Stewart Robertson on the same number or email