Australian Standard AS 2397-1993: Safe Use of Lasers in the Building and Construction Industry - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you use lasers or laser products at a construction site. A laser is any device that can produce or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the wave length range from 100 nanometres to one millimetre by the process of controlled stimulated emission.

This does not include any electric light globe, fluorescent light tube, electric radiator used for heating, radio or video communication equipment, domestic cooking appliance using high powered lamps or navigation or search lights. A laser product is any product or assembly of components that incorporates a laser.

This standard sets out safety requirements for the use of lasers for alignment, levelling, control and survey tasks in the building and construction industry. You must ensure that any lasers or laser products at your construction site are only used in accordance with this standard.

Please note that this standard has been superseded. Please consult the Contact Officer to ascertain which version of this standard you must comply with, and for any further information.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)