Written and developed by Optical Technology Training Ltd and licensed to CrossConnect Training.
Available as a company course only.
Duration: 1 day
The demand of high data rates and increased performance in telecoms systems has let 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 essencial 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.
explain the difference between a hazard and a risk
recognise the types of hazard that may be encountered when working with fibre optic networks
explain the hazards associated with fibre fragments, processing chemicals and installation practices
describe how the different operational characteristics of LEDs & lasers impact on safety
explain the hazards associated with high power in fibre optic communications systems and components
recognise the classification system for lasers and identify which ones are hazardous
identify likely locations of hazardous power levels in fibre optic communications systems
appreciate the contribution to safety of good cable management in patch panels, equipment rooms and ODFs
demonstrate best practices in cleaning connectors and adapters
brief formal assessment
Certified Optical Fibre Installer (COFI)
Providing a broad knowlege of the components & equipment and highlights good working practices to build skills required to install, joint, terminate and test fibre optic cabling.
Certified Fibre Characterisation Technician (CFCT)
Designed to ensure that test technicians are competent to carry out fibre characterisation tasks in the field and to produce reliable results for analysis by an Engineer (CFCE).
Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer (CFCE)
Learn to test networks for 100G/s & extended wavelength operation, & deal with the impact on testing of technologies such as ROADMs & Raman amplifiers.