Explanatory Notes

Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

2008 asp 5

16 July 2008

The Act – Overview

Part 8 .Regulation of Provision of Sunbeds


Section 95 Prohibition on allowing use of sunbeds by persons under 18

189.This section bans allowing the use of sunbeds by under 18s on commercial premises. An operator who allows a person who is under 18 to use a sunbed on sunbed premises commits an offence.

190.Subsections (2) and (3) provide a defence for the operator. Subsection (4) lists the documents that may be used to demonstrate proof of age. Subsection (5) allows the operator to rely on steps taken by an employee or agent.