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Laser Safety

Lasers are now widely used in subsea ROV operation for metrology, distance measurements, pointers or as a green line for pipeline scour inspections.

They are a valuable tool in many respects – however, IMCA has been made aware of the underestimated safety risks with this type of equipment when sent out on a project from hire companies.

Use of lasers or safety around them seems to have been classed as an end use issue by the supplier and not one for the manufacturers of these units, so IMCA would like to highlight the safe use of these to assist our members.

IMCA Contact

Roger Moore
Technical Adviser – Remote Systems and ROV, Offshore Survey

Information Note Details

Published date: 13 May 2024
Information note ID: 1672


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