ISO 11810-2:2007 is applicable to disposable and re-usable, as well as woven and non-woven materials used as surgical drapes and/or patient protective covers which claim to be laser-resistant.
The purpose of ISO 11810-2:2007 is to provide a standardized method for testing and classifying surgical drapes and/or patient protective covers with respect to laser-induced hazards. An appropriate classification system is given. It is not the purpose of ISO 11810-2:2007 to serve as a general fire safety specification. ISO 11810-2:2007 is limited to testing the secondary ignition of materials that are rated I1 or I2 from ISO 11810-1.
All materials reflect portions of the beam and it is necessary for the user to decide whether specular reflection may be a hazard. This measurement, however, is not covered in ISO 11810-2:2007.