The main Australian and New Zealand laser safety standards are listed below. In general Australia and New Zealand adopt the international laser safety standards. There is often a delay between when the international standards are released and the official adoption of those standards in Australia and New Zealand. However using the latest international standards would be considered best practice by many in the industry.

On the 12th of November 2014 Standards Australia published AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2014 which is an equivalent standard to IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3.0 that was released in May 2014.

For people who wish to have a reliable method of checking laser safety calculations Lucid Optical Services Ltd has updated LaserBee so that is can be set to use the new IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3.0 (Equivalent of AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2014) or the old IEC 60825-1 Ed. 2.0:2007 (Equivalent of AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2011).

IEC 60825-1 ed 3.0 Change Summary

Overview of some of the changes

NewSpec's brief summary of some of the changes introduced as part of IEC 60825-1 Ed 3.0 is now available for download.

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Main Standards

Standard
Title
Published date
Equivalent document
NOTES
AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2014 Safety of laser products - Equipment classification and requirements
12/11/2014
IEC 60825-1 Ed3.0
AS/NZS IEC 60825.14:2011 Safety of laser products - A user's guide
5/12/2011
IEC/TR 60825-14 Ed1.0
AS/NZS 1337.4:2011 Eye and face protection - Filters and eye protectors against laser radiation (laser eye-protectors)
11/11/2011
EN 207:2009
AS/NZS 1337.5:2011 Eye and face protection - Eye protectors for adjustment work on lasers and laser systems (laser adjustment eye-protectors)
11/11/2011
EN 208:2009
AS/NZS IEC 60825.4:2016 Safety of laser products - Laser guards
12/09/2016
IEC 60825-4 Ed. 2.2


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