I am requesting information on licencing and enforcement of displays lasers for entertainment purposes.

Sarah Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Croydon Borough Council

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Dear Croydon Borough Council,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act for full disclosure of and publication of:

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

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Davidson

Information, Croydon Borough Council

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Dear Ms Davidson

 

Thank you for your email dated 4 January 2012, in which you have requested
information regarding licencing and enforcement of displays lasers for
entertainment purposes.

 

We are considering your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, and hope to respond within the statutory 20 working
days.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, either
myself or a colleague will let you know the likely charges before
proceeding.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Lynda Fay

Information coordinator

 

Resources and customer services
Customer services and development
5th floor north east quadrant

Taberner House

Park Lane

Croydon CR9 IDH

 

Tel/Typetalk: 020 8726 6100 ext. 62741

Fax: 020 8760 5745

Minicom: 020 8760 5797

 

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From: Sarah Davidson [mailto:[FOI #99163 email]]
Sent: 04- Jan- 12 21:58
To: Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - I am requesting information on
licencing and enforcement of displays lasers for entertainment purposes.

 

     Dear Croydon Borough Council,
    
     This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act for full
     disclosure of and publication of:
    
     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
    
     Yours faithfully,
    
     Sarah Davidson
    
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Dear Ms Davidson

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your request relating to
the above reference.

 

Regards

 

Chris Tanriverdi

Information coordinator

Resources and customer services

Customer strategy and developement

5th floor north east quadrant

Taberner House

Park Lane, Croydon CR9 3JS

Tel : 020 8726 6000  Ext: 63833

Fax: 020 8407 1376

Faxination:020 8633 9664

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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