Laser and occupational safety

Since large numbers of lasers are used by all experimental research groups, laser safety plays a special role. Some aspects of laser and occupational safety at the Institute for Applied Physics are presented here.

Briefing on laser and occupational safety

An annual safety briefing is mandatory for all members of IAP. The dates in spring and autumn will be announced in the research group. For new members of IAP (incl. Bachelor und Master students, scholarship holders, guest scientists and research students), a workplace-related briefing is carried out before starting work.

Occupational safety instructions office (opens in new tab)

Occupational safety instructions laser lab (opens in new tab)

Emergency numbers

Emergency number 112

TU emergency number 44444

Hospital and eye hospital Darmstadt 107-0

Dial “0” for external connection outside TU network!!

Detailed list Emergency numbers (opens in new tab)

Instructions in case of emercency (opens in new tab)

First aid and occupational accidents

  • In the event of work or commuter-related accidents, a doctor (if possible an accident insurance doctor, see list) must be consulted immediately if the type and extent of the injury or damage to health indicate that medical care is required.
  • In the event of serious injuries, immediate and careful transport to the hospital must be arranged, involving the rescue service or emergency doctor.
  • In the case of statutory accident insurance, the accident insurance doctor must be consulted if an inability to work is to be expected due to an injury.
  • In the obvious case of an eye or ear, nose or throat injury, the injured person must consult the nearest specialist doctor available.
  • In the case of accidents that lead to an inability to work for more than three days, an accident report must be submitted to the accident insurance institution.
  • Minor injuries are to be entered in documentation sheets. The documentation must be kept in the respective research group. First aid kits with documentation sheets can be found in the first-aid room S2 15/4, as well as in S2 15/K104 (physics) and S2 15/403 (mathematics).
  • Further information and forms on the subject of commuting and work accidents can be found in D IV (opens in new tab)

Notice laser accident (opens in new tab)

  • Take care of accident victims, if necessary seek help from other first aiders.
  • For major injuries Opens internal link in current window refer to these phone numbers.
  • If necessary, accompany the accident victim to the doctor or hospital.
  • After the accident victim has been treated (medically if necessary), inform the university lecturer responsible so that he can take further steps to ensure insurance coverage!
  • In the event of an (eye) accident with laser radiation, go to the eye hospital in Darmstadt and have a “fluorescence angiography” carried out there!

Note on minor injuries

For minor injuries that do not require medical attention, any material removed from the first aid kit must be entered in the documentation sheet along with a brief description of the injury. This serves as proof if an apparently harmless injury later turns out to be more serious.

First aid kits with documentation sheets accessible to institute members are located in the first-aid room (S2 15/4) and in the copying room on the first floor (S2 15/K104).

Hospital Address Tel.
Klinikum Darmstadt Grafenstraße 9 107-0
Alice-Hospital Dieburger Straße 31 402-0
Elisabethenstift Landgraf-Georg-Straße 100 403-0
Detailed list of accident doctors (opens in new tab)


Schlossgartenstr. 7, S2 15, room 4, first-aid room on the ground floor next to the entrance

Instructions for defibrillator

The defibrillator is a self-explanatory device. In an emergency, it can be used by anyone. The device checks whether ventricular fibrillation is present and only if necessary a voltage pulse is emitted. Accordingly, no damage can be done.

Further information on the procedure in the event of an accident and reporting an accident in D IV A (opens in new tab).

When handling hazardous substances, the relevant regulations and safety data sheets for the respective substances must be observed.

If you have chemicals or other hazardous substances to dispose of, please contact the disposal center D IV (opens in new tab)