Hairdressing establishments are required to comply with the Hairdressing Establishment Regulations 1972. These regulations provide the minimum requirements for health and hygiene standards that must be adhered to in order to minimise the risk for the spread of infectious diseases.Beauty and skin penetration
A skin penetration procedure is any procedure that involves the tearing, cutting, puncturing or shaving of the skin and includes services such as:
- beauty treatments (such as waxing)
- body piercing
- cosmetic enhancements
Infection prevention and control is important so that you do not transmit a disease or infection to yourself or your clients. The skin penetration legislation and Code of Practice helps those involved in these industries to comply with requirements in the:Application process
To operate a skin penetration or Hairdressing establishment you must:
It is mandatory for a hairdressing or skin penetration operator to comply with legislation. The operator must satisfy minimum standards of infection control such as basic hygiene, disinfection and sterilisation requirements. The owner of an establishment who fails to comply with the regulations or the code may be fined up to $1,000, plus daily penalties.
The Shire’s Environmental Health Officers may periodically inspect these establishments to confirm that these health and hygiene standards are being followed.More information and contacts
For more information on trading in public places, please contact us.