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Sunbed Safety

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Sunbed businesses must adhere to the legal age restrictions, which were introduced because the young are at greater risk of developing skin cancer.
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The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 requires businesses to ensure that no person under the age of 18 years:

  • uses a sunbed; 
  • is offered the use of a sunbed, or 
  • is present in a restricted zone

Failure to comply with the Act is a criminal offence and a penalty of up to £20,000 may be applied.

Further controls were introduced by the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011 which took effect from 31st October 2011:

  • requirement for the supervision of sunbed use on all sunbed businesses
  • prohibition of the sale or hire of sunbeds to under 18s
  • extension of the requirements of the regulations to businesses that operate from domestic premises
  • prescribed format and content of the health information that is to be displayed and made available to adults who may seek to use a sunbed 
  • prohibition of the provision or display of any material relating to health effects of sunbed use, other than material containing the health information prescribed by the regulations, and
  • requirement for the provision and wearing of safe and appropriate protective eyewear for adults.

Further information on sunbeds and the legislation:

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