Saturday, October 1, 2022

Council blitz on sun-bed safety in Thurrock

THURROCK Council Trading Standards officers have been visiting the borough’s tanning salons to ensure sunbeds meet European safety guidelines.

Inspections checked that sunbed shops were:

Providing customers with information and advice about tanning schemes suitable for their skin type.

Not allowing the use of sunbeds by anyone under 18 and had systems in place to ensure this was adhered to at all times

Ensuring the sunbeds ultra-violet (UV) radiation did not exceed European safety limits.

The following all met the criteria:

Impulse Leisure – Blackshots, Grays, Belhus, Aveley and Corringham

Reem – High Street, Aveley

Soleil Tanning Studio – Queensgate Centre, Grays

Vivid Tanning – Defoe Parade, Chadwell

Slender You – Dock Road, Tilbury

Eclipse Tanning – St Johns Way, Corringham

Bannatynes Fitness – Howard Road, Chafford Hundred

Healthy Glow – Southend Road, Grays

Hair Gallery – Broxburn Parade, South Ockendon

Elite Tanning – Derwent Parade – South Ockendon

Classic Hair Company – Montreal Road, Tilbury

Fusion Beauty Salon – Lodge Lane, Grays

A number of other outlets which were tested are working with the council and suppliers to ensure their sunbeds are brought up to standard.

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