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FOI 2919

LASERS

Request

     1. The number of temporary event licence applications you have received for each of the past 5 years where the use of display layers was involved?
     2. Number of venues in your district which have requested as part of their licence conditions permission to use display lasers:
     3 a) The number of complaints received regarding laser use at licensed and unlicensed events or premises for each of the last 5 years. Please provide separately the number of these which relate to intentional audience scanning.
     3 b) For each complaint describe what action was taken as a result of the complaint:
     4. The number of event and premises licenses which :
     a) Ban or prohibit the use of lasers
     b) Ban or prohibit the use of audience scanning with lasers
     c) Stipulate conditions to promote the safe operation and
     installation of such equipment
     5. Nature and type of enforcement action undertaken to deal with display lasers in each of the last 5 years. Please provide an outline of the regulations applied to any enforcement action undertaken.
     6) The nature and extent of training given to enforcement staff in respect of display laser safety to include:
     1. The number of staff trained in your authority
     2. Please provide an outline of the type of training received, whether a cost was incurred for the training, the frequency (if any) that update training is required.
     7) Should further assistance be necessary in dealing with lasers, where would you turn for external assistance?
     A) The Health Protection Agency
     B) Professional bodies such as CIEH, IOSH,
     C) Independent Laser Company
     D) Other
     
    

Response

Thank you for your enquiry received on the 6 January 2012. I will answer your questions as you have submitted them.

1. The number of temporary event licence applications you have
received for each of the past 5 years where the use of display
layers was involved?

Answer - Unknown

2. Number of venues in your district which have requested as part
of their licence conditions permission to use display lasers:

Answer - None

3 a) The number of complaints received regarding laser use at
licensed and unlicensed events or premises for each of the last 5
years. Please provide separately the number of these which relate
to intentional audience scanning.

Answer - None

3 b) For each complaint describe what action was taken as a result
of the complaint:

Answer – As per answer 3a)

4. The number of event and premises licenses which :
a) Ban or prohibit the use of lasers
b) Ban or prohibit the use of audience scanning with lasers
c) Stipulate conditions to promote the safe operation and
installation of such equipment

Answer - None

5. Nature and type of enforcement action undertaken to deal with
display lasers in each of the last 5 years. Please provide an
outline of the regulations applied to any enforcement action
undertaken.

Answer – As per answer 3a)

6) The nature and extent of training given to enforcement staff in
respect of display laser safety to include:

1. The number of staff trained in your authority

Answer - None

2. Please provide an outline of the type of training received,
whether a cost was incurred for the training, the frequency (if
any) that update training is required.

Answer – Not applicable as per answer 6

7) Should further assistance be necessary in dealing with lasers,
where would you turn for external assistance?
A) The Health Protection Agency
B) Professional bodies such as CIEH, IOSH,
C) Independent Laser Company
D) Other

Answer – Potentially all of the above plus the Health and Safety Executive.