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БДС EN 12254:2010

Screens for laser working places - Safety requirements and testing

Aug 20, 2010

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This standard specifies functional requirements and a product labelling applicable to temporary and permanent passive guards (in the following called screens) for protection against laser radiation. This standard includes test methods for testing functional performance and the specification of the user documentation to be supplied with the product. The screens are designed to protect the user from:
- unintentional exposure to direct and/or diffuse laser radiation;
- a time limited exposure to laser radiation, based on the functional requirements determined by risk assessment.
This standard applies to supervised screens for installations in working places at which laser radiation up to a maximum mean power of 100 W or single pulse energy of 30 J occurs within the spectral range between 180 nm (0,18 µm) and 106 nm (1 000 µm).
This standard applies to the protection against laser radiation only. This standard does not apply to other hazards including hazards from secondary radiation that can arise during, for example, material processing.
This standard gives guidance on how to select such screens.
Laser enclosures and housings that are supplied as part of the laser product or are supplied to be fitted to a laser system to form a laser product (according to EN 60825-1) are not considered to be within the scope of the standard.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.




Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Life cycle


БДС EN 12254:1998+A2:2008


БДС EN 12254:2010
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Adopted from EN 12254:2010