The beauty sector provides a range of treatments and therapeutic services carried out to enhance physical appearance and well being. The treatments offered can have potential effects on public and employee health and safety.
We strongly advise all beauty operators to join an accredited professional entity for professional advice.
Guidance for employers to help them comply with the law is available from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Employees’ health, safety and welfare at work are protected by law. This means that employers have a duty under the law to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable.
The health, safety and welfare at work of their employees, and employees are consulted and informed about health and safety issues. Furthermore employees have a duty to co-operate with their employer by using the safe systems of work correctly
How as a business will you ensure good health and safety practices?Identify the risks involved within your operation and who may be subject to these risks;
- Floors, walls & ceilings constructed of washable , cleanable materials.
- Separate sinks for “dirty “& “clean “ use.
- Separate hand wash sink, with antibacterial soap and paper towel within the treatment area
- Well lit work areas to facilitate safe practices and easy cleaning
- Work surfaces and areas that may come into contact with clients are smooth and non porous for easy cleaning