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Sunbed Health

We take the safety of our customers very seriously, and so all of our Sunbeds use 0.3 W/m2 tanning.


0.3W/m2 is the amount of UV exposure that the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) set as the limit for effective irradiance, and is the British and European consumer safety regulation’s approved UV output level.


Any sunbed with a UV output above this level is deemed as ‘unsafe’!


A 0.3 tanning session delivers the same tanning effect as the mid-day Mediterranean summer sun but without the risk of burning.


It also ensures a deeper and longer-lasting tan and is kinder to your skin.


With 0.3 the risk of over-exposure or burning is effectively eliminated.

Eye Protection

Never use a sunbed without wearing eye protection.


Wearing regular sunglasses or closing your eyes isn’t enough because UV rays can penetrate your eyes through your sunglasses and eyelids.


You must wear eye protection designed specifically for use on sunbeds. These have the proper UV protection to safeguard your eyes.

At Golden Brown we stock Peepers available in every room, and also to purchase, which are specifically designed to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, ensure a comfortable fit, and also avoid getting tan lines on the face.


NHS advice on using sunbeds

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued advice on the health risks associated with UV tanning equipment, such as sunbeds, sunlamps and tanning booths. They recommend you should not use UV tanning equipment if you:

  • have fair, sensitive skin that burns easily or tans slowly or poorly

  • have a history of sunburn, particularly in childhood

  • have lots of freckles or red hair

  • have lots of moles

  • are taking medicines or using creams that make your skin sensitive to sunlight

  • have a medical condition made worse by sunlight, such as vitiligo, a long-term skin condition caused by the lack of a chemical called melanin in the skin

  • have had skin cancer or someone in your family has had it

  • already have badly sun-damaged skin


The HSE advice also includes important points to consider before deciding to use a sunbed. For example, if you decide to use a sunbed, the operator should advise you about your skin type and how long you should limit your session to.

Read more about the HSE guidance on the use of UV tanning equipment 

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