Light Brigade® Launches Online Fiber Safety Training

Kent, Washington and Spartanburg, SC – March 16, 2020 – Light Brigade, AFL’s industry-leading training and education division, launched an online safety course titled, “More Than Just Lasers—A Guide to Practical Fiber Optic Safety.”
The course examines fiber specific safety concerns like working with sharp glass fibers, harsh chemicals in cleaners, adhesives and the tools used for preparing cables. Students will learn best practices for working at job sites that often include heavy equipment, power tools, high voltage or fast-moving traffic.

The cost-effective online format delivers a training platform that is a turn-key solution for organizations to create a safety-first culture. Students simply log in from anywhere and learn how to identify and respond to safety issues unique to fiber optics. Everyone working in fiber optics from field techs to lab staff will benefit from this essential course. The course also provides an ideal foundation for starting or enhancing required safety programs.

“After years of teaching safety best practices in our instructor-led classes, we have put together a comprehensive and extremely useful online course to help keep everyone in the fiber optic space safe at work,” said Lee Kellett, general manager of the Light Brigade. “This is the perfect addition to any corporate training program designed by the experts in fiber optic training.”

More Than Just Lasers—A Guide to Practical Fiber Optic Safety can be accessed via or

About Light Brigade
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 60,000 technicians, installers, engineers, designers and other support staff worldwide in a variety of industries.  Light Brigade’s instructor-led, online and custom classes focus on fiber optic installation, testing and troubleshooting as well as engineering design courses. Courses include specialty applications like FTTx, utilities, wireless backbone, industrial and customized courses. To learn more, visit or or call 800.451.7128.

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and “like us” on Facebook. Review our blog or subscribe to our bi-monthly e-newsletter.

Carole DeGruchy
Marketing Specialist, Light Brigade
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Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL