Using sunbeds exposes you to UV radiation; the main cause of skin cancer. Sunbed use should be restricted to minimise the risk from exposure to UV radiation.

Read further information about the health risks of sunbeds on the NHS website.

Guidance for sunbed businesses

If you run a sunbed business the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 requires you to ensure that no person under the age of 18 years:

  • uses a sunbed
  • is offered the use of a sunbed
  • is present in a room where sunbeds are used

Further information on sunbed safety for businesses has been produced by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE):