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

Sarah Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Folkestone & Hythe District Council

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Dear Shepway District 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

Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Dear Ms Davidson

Thank you for your request; I will endeavour to supply the information you
have requested within the requisite 20 working days. If I think that it
will take longer, I will contact you.

Kind regards

 

Hayley Payne

Democratic Services Officer - Complaints & Information

Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone,
Kent. CT20 2QY

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 01303 853469

Fax: 01303 853388

Website: [2]www.shepway.gov.uk

 

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Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Dear Ms Davidson

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 7 January 2012. The
information you have requested is set out below.

 

 1. None
 2. None
 3. None
 4. None
 5. None
 6. One staff
 7. Professional bodies such as CIEH, IOSH and other

Any re-use of this information will be subject to the Re-use of Public
Sector Information Act. Should you require any further information, or if
you are not satisfied with our response, please do not hesitate to contact
me on 01303 853469. You may also request an internal review by writing to
the following address:

Freedom Of Information Appeals Officer
Legal and Democratic Services
Shepway District Council
Castle Hill Avenue
Folkestone
Kent CT20 2QY

Alternatively you can use our Customer Comment Form which can be accessed
at our website www.shepway.gov.uk

In addition, if you are not satisfied with our response you may apply to
the Information Commissioner for an independent review at the following
address:

The information Commissioner
Wyncliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Kind regards

 

Hayley Payne

Democratic Services Officer - Complaints & Information

Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone,
Kent. CT20 2QY

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 01303 853469

Fax: 01303 853388

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