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

Sarah Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Chelmsford City Council

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Dear Chelmsford 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

FOI Mailbox, Chelmsford City Council

CBC FOI REFERENCE NO. 1584

Dear Ms. Davidson,

The Council acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information request
dated 4th. January, 2012.

Your request has been passed to our Licensing Services for a response.

It is the Council's intention to reply to your request by the 2nd.
February, 2012.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Services
Chelmsford Borough Council
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Accredited with the IiP Gold Standard

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FOI Mailbox, Chelmsford City Council

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CBC FOI REFERENCE NO. 1584

Dear Ms. Davidson,

With rference to your Freedom of Information request dated 4th. January,
2012.

Please see attached giving the Council's response.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Services
Chelmsford Borough Council
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Accredited with the IiP Gold Standard

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