HS32 – Laser Permits

Records of the use of lasers.

Related Records | Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention RationaleVersion Information

Content & Scope

The control of lasers at the University is maintained through an internal permit system. Permits are required to operate class 3b and class 4 lasers.

This records class excludes records of training of individual workers maintained in the human resources management system.

The records include laser permits, laser data sheets, laser inspection reports, records of workplace modifications, and worker registration and training records.

Related Records

For records of training maintained in the human resources management system, see HR05 – Human Resources Management System.

Responsible Unit

Safety Office

Information Steward

Vice-President, Administration & Finance.

Information Confidentiality Classification



  • Worker registration and training records: 3 years after termination of employment under the permit.
  • All other records: 3 years after expiry of permit.


Secure Destruction.


Responsible Units should document the disposal/destruction of official records using the University records destruction form or equivalent documentation, to verify that we are following our records retention rules.


American National Standards Institute. ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers.

Retention Rationale

The retention period is based on operational use.

Approval Date

19 December 2011