Written and developed by Optical Technology Training Ltd and licensed to CrossConnect Training.
Available as a public course or an onsite course. Duration: 1 day.
The demand of high data rates and increased performance in telecoms systems has led to the widespread use of high power, optically amplified DWDM systems in core and metro networks. Increasingly, high performance systems are using Raman amplifiers with very high power levels inside the transmission fibres. Also the developments for 100Gb/s Ethernet may mean that hazardous power levels are now found in data centre environments. It is essential that those managing these environments are aware of the risks associated with such systems.
This course focuses on the issue of dealing appropriately and effectively with laser safety and explains how good working practices can contribute to safety.
Training is recommended for personnel who may be exposed to hazardous levels of optical power. This course enables employers to demonstrate that personnel have the required level of competence to be authorised users of systems using hazardous lasers.
The course concentrates on specific issues relevant to fibre optic communications systems and components in an operational environment. It is suitable for staff involved with installing, testing and operating fibre optic communications systems.
explain the difference between a hazard and a risk
identify the likely locations of hazardous power levels in different fibre optic communications systems
describe the effects of different wavelengths of light on the skin and the eyes
explain the relevance of Accessible Emission Limits
describe how the different operational characteristics of LEDs & lasers impact on safety
carry out power level calculations
describe why Raman amplifiers pose a greater hazard than EDFAs
appreciate the contribution to safety of good cable management in patch panels, equipment rooms and ODFs
explain the hazrds with high power in fibre optic communications systems and components
describe best practices in cleaning connectors and adapters
recognise the classification system for lasers and identify which ones are hazardous
brief formal assessment
Training is recommended for personnel who may be exposed to hazardous levels of optical power.
It is assumed that staff will already have a basic knowledge of fibre optic technology but it can be extended to cover this if required. It is suitable for staff involved with installing, testing and operating fibre optic communications systems.