Sunbeds Regulation Act 2010

Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010tp://

2010 CHAPTER 20

An Act to make provision about the use or supply of tanning devices that use artificialultra-violet radiation; and for connected purposes. [8th April 2010]


by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


1 Main interpretative provisions

(1) The following provisions apply for the interpretation of this Act.

(2) “Sunbed” means an electrically-powered device designed to produce tanning of the human skin by the emission of ultra-violet radiation.

(3) A “sunbed business” is a business that involves making one or more sunbeds available for use on premises that are occupied by, or are to any extent under the management or control of, the person who carries on the business; and those sunbeds are the sunbeds to which the business relates.

2 Duty to prevent sunbed use by children

(1) A person who carries on a sunbed business (“P”) must secure—

  • (a) that no person aged under 18 uses on relevant premises a sunbed to which the business relates;
  • (b) that no offer is made by P or on P’s behalf to make a sunbed to which the business relates available for use on relevant premises by a person aged under 18;
  • (c) that no person aged under 18 is at any time present, otherwise than in the course of providing services to P for the purposes of the business, in a restricted zone.

(2) In this section “relevant premises” means premises which—

  • (a) are occupied by P or are to any extent under P’s management or control, and
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    • (b) are not domestic premises.