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This section contains specific information relating to hazards likely to be found in the hair and beauty industry.
Running a business in the beauty industry can be daunting, and you may be unsure how to start managing health and safety in your workplace.
The following ten point guide takes you through your legal responsibilities, step by step.
1. Write your health and safety policy
2. Carry out a risk assessment
3. Display the health and safety law poster
4. Take out Employers' Liability Insurance
5. Meet workplace standards
6. Understand accident reporting and purchase an accident book
7. Consult your workers
8. Train your workers
9. Comply with Smoke free legislation
10. Carry out a fire risk assessment
You may also like to consider our pages for an Office for additional hazards that might affect your business.
Habia is the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa, and creates the codes of practice in conjunction with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and other bodies.
You should review the treatments that you offer in your business and build a comprehensive list of hazards that will allow you to implement suitable control measures, to protect both your employees and your customers.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.