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

Sarah Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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From: Sarah Davidson

5 January 2012

Dear Tower Hamlets 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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From: Jane L Jones
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9 January 2012

 

 

 

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