The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires that the following types of skin piercing need to be registered with us:
The act requires registration to cover both the premises and the practitioner. The practice is controlled through compliance with byelaws in each case.
The applicant must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe, hygienic, prevent the spread of disease and comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
It is illegal to conduct cosmetic piercing, tattooing, acupuncture, electrolysis or semi-permanent skin colouring unless the registration has been formally approved.
Once an application has been made and a fee has been paid, an inspector will undertake an inspection of the premises. If the inspector considers the applicant's procedures and the premises to be suitable, then registration will be approved.
The inspector will also check that general health and safety requirements are being met. The inspector will be pleased to offer any advice or give any help if you are unsure as to how to meet these obligations.
You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practicing without a registration in this field. The information in this section provides a non-exhaustive list of items that will be checked. The byelaws are attached to this page.
Tacit consent will not apply. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the Licensing Section within 14 days, please make contact using the details.
You can apply and pay online using the gov.uk website.
You can complete the form attached to this page, and send your completed forms in the post. Completed forms should be sent to the address in the contact details section of this page. A fee is payable. The current fee for an operator and premises is £116 each. The fee should accompany the application.
South Derbyshire District Council
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