Basic Laser Radiation Safety Course

Short Course / 2 days

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Lasers are widely employed in various industries from medical to construction. However, the proper use of lasers is imperative to avoid their potential dangerous effects, from mild skin burns to irreversible injuries to the skin and eyes.

Learning Outcomes

Stay safe on the job with the proper understanding on the safe use of lasers and laser radiation protection. You will gain insights on the characteristics and classifications of laser radiation, as well as laser applications in Singapore. This course also prepares you for the N3 licence qualifying test.


Application Period: 28 Dec 2020 to 24 Jan 2021
Course Date: 22 to 24 Feb 2021
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 6pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 1 modules:

  • Difference between ionising & non-ionising radiation
  • Characteristics and classifications of laser radiation
  • Laser applications in Singapore
  • Demonstration of laser systems and safety measures
  • Laser radiation hazards & safety guides
  • Legislation, Radiation Protection Act & Regulations
  • Radiation Protection (Non-Ionising Radiation) Regulations 1991
  • Types of Non-Ionising Radiation Licences under NIR Regulations
  • Closed book examination (about 10 to 14 days 1 week after the course)

Trainer's Profile

Phua Tan Tee

Dr Phua Tan Tee is a senior consultant in National Environment Agency. He obtained his PhD in 1982 from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. Dr Phua started his involvement in radiation protection work in Singapore since 1983, ensuring the safe use of ionizing radiation apparatus and radioactive materials. In 1986, he was tasked to look into control of non-ionising radiation in Singapore. Appointed as Head of nonionizing radiation from 1992 till February 2008, he was tasked to oversee the licensing & control for the safe use of non-ionizing radiation apparatus, supervising and enforcing NIR program under the Act. In March 2008, he was back to the Ionizing Radiation Control Unit as Head of the unit in the Radiation Protection & Nuclear Science Department in National Environment Agency. He was appointed as Senior Consultant in RPNSD in 2013.


Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass the written examination.

**Certificates and Test Result will only be released upon payment of full course fee.**

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$215.07
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$81.07
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$215.07
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$81.07
Others (and Repeat Students)$716.90
Full Course Fee$716.90