Special treatment premises will require a licence, issued by the council, in order to carry out or intend to carry out the following treatments:
Electric (Ultraviolet light, electrolysis, etc.)
Other such similar treatments - a list of which can be downloaded from this page
It is illegal to offer special treatments without a valid Special Treatment licence for the premises.
The licence lasts for one year, from 1 April to 31 March.
Any beautician, manager, franchise or secretary of a company may apply for a Special Treatments licence for the premise. Identity cards are issued to practitioners who carry out the treatments.
In some instances premises may be exempt from licensing, for example:
Medical practitioner duly registered by the General Medical Council and similar persons
Premises not being used for gain or reward (i.e. charges not being made or special treatments)
Nursing homes and hospitals
A list of those organisations that are exempt from special treatment licensing can be downloaded from this page.
Tel: 020 8583 5555
Fax: 020 8583 5044
Health & Safety Team
London Borough of Hounslow