The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires the following types of skin piercing need be registered with the Council.
Semi - Permanent Skin - Colouring
The Act requires registration to cover both the person carrying on the practice and the premises used for that purpose. There are no powers to refuse registration, but 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 ear piercing, tattooing, acupuncture or electrolysis unless the registration has been formally approved.
All surfaces in any part of the premises used by clients must be kept clean and in good repair
All furniture and fittings in the treatment area must be kept clean and in good repair
Tables, couches, seats etc used in the treatment area must have a smooth, impervious surface which is regularly wiped down with disinfectant and covered by a disposable paper sheet, changed after each client.
A 'No Smoking' sign must be prominently displayed. Cleanliness of operatives
Any overall worn by the operative should be clean and in good repair
The operative's hands and nails must be kept clean
Any open cut, wound, sore or boil must be suitably covered by an impermeable dressing
The operative should not smoke nor drink in the treatment area
The operative should have sole use of the washing facilities which must provide hot and cold running water, soap (or a similar cleanser) and a nail brush
Any needle, metal instrument or other item of equipment used in the treatment must be in a sterile condition and kept sterile until it is used
If pre-sterilised items are not used then adequate facilities must be provided for the purpose of sterilisation.
Once an application has been made and a fee of £129.00 for a premises licence, £63.00 for a personal licence and £27.00 for a transfer of a licence 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 compliance with the following bye-law requirements as well as ensuring 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.
Application forms can be obtained by contacting us or by applying online using the details below
Please note: 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 local authority within a reasonable period, please contact them using the details below
£129.00 for a premises licence,
£63.00 for a personal licence
£27.00 for a transfer of a licence
It is not possible to give a firm time scale for this application process as we rely on an environmental health officer to conduct a premises inspection and certain checks have to be carried out.
How to apply
You can now apply for your licence online, where payment (if required) can be taken electronically.
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates' court
Complaints / objections
If you have a complaint either about an Animal Boarding Establishment or regarding our procedures please contact the Licensing Team on 01443 425001 and ask for a Licensing Officer.
To gain access to the public register please contact the Licensing Team on 01443 425001 to make an appointment to view the register at our offices. Alternatively please send an email detailing your request to Licensing.Section@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk.
For further information please contact the Licensing team using the details below:
Dinas Isaf East
Tel: 01443 425001
Fax: 01443 425301