Are Reports Available for All Tanning Businesses?
Reports are only available for tanning businesses that are inspected by the Health Unit. If they are not listed they are not inspected.
Public health inspectors inspect tanning businesses to monitor for infection prevention and control issues and compliance with regulatory requirements. During these inspections, it is determined if “best practices” are being followed to prevent the spread of infections. Inspectors also check to ensure the business is following requirements of the Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013 which includes not permitting use of tanning beds by anyone under the age of 18 and that required warning signage is posted.
How Do I Interpret the Reports?
The inspection Report only indicates the conditions observed on the day of inspection, so to get a better idea of ongoing compliance we encourage you to view reports over time instead of just looking at the last report.
Inspection reports that indicate compliance with the Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013 are in no way an endorsement of Tanning Businesses.
Indoors or outdoors, there’s no safe way to get a tan. Tanning beds and sun lamps release UV rays that start the tanning process in the skin – just like the sun. Tanned skin is damaged skin, and when the tan fades, the damage is still there.
Why Do Some Places Have More Inspections Than Others in the Same Year?
The number of inspections that each tanning business receives each year is based on a minimum required annual inspection, and any re-inspections that may be required to ensure compliance. Additional inspections may be required to follow up on complaints.