This course is designed to train Laser Safety Officers (LSO) from all services and MOD departments and their range contractors.

A certificate will be issued to students who complete it which is mandatory for any LSO appointed by MOD. The course gives a grounding in laser physics of operation which then leads on to laser eye and skin safety considerations. The duties on an LSO and the content of JSP390 are reviewed. Military and civilian guest lecturers cover laser safety and human eye response and laser range procedures. The secretary of MLSC is normally present and is the sponsor of this course. Laser safety calculations, military laser technology and its applications are also taught.No previous knowledge is required and comprehensive notes for future reference are supplied.

At a glance

Course structure

2 days - lectures and written test at the end (30 minutes)

What you will learn

This course is the only course that can grant a certificate of competence which MoD recognise as a requirement of being a Laser Safety Officer.

Who should attend

  • All MoD Laser Safety Officers or those who wish to become an LSO
  • Suppliers of lasers to MoD who need to create a laser safety clearance paper
  • A range staff from ranges that use lasers.


DOSG mandate and sponsor this course and the resulting competence certificate.



A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.