Health And Safety In A Hair Salon

Up to 70% of hairdressers suffer from skin damage such as dermatitis at some point during their career.

All employers of workers in the hairdressing industry must ensure the health and safety in a hair salon/hairdressers regulations have been met.

If you are unsure about what the health and safety hairdressing regulations require of you, call us today for more information.

In a hair salon, not only are the employees at risk from work-related illnesses and injuries such as dermatitis and cuts from scissors, but customers are also at risk from certain hazards in hairdressers. As a result of this, it is a legal obligation for all employers to ensure they have taken adequate steps to protect the health and safety of the staff and customers in a hair salon.

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, places a legal responsibility on all employers to protect their employees and others who may be harmed in the workplace. Consequently, all employers or self-employed hairdressers have a legal duty to ensure they have protected their employees and members of the public who may be harmed in their hair salon.

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Potential risks that require assessments in hair salons

Many risks can occur in hairdressers if the correct health and safety measures have not been implemented. Some of the common risks are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions such as asthma and dermatitis
  • Slips and trips
  • Manual handling
  • Cuts
  • Contact with hazardous substances.

These risks can occur to anyone visiting or working in a hairdressers. Therefore, the employer must take the necessary precautions to minimise the chances of the risks occurring, and implementing measures in place to deal with any risks which do occur.

In the event that the employer fails to abide by the health and safety in a salon/hairdressing regulations, the employer will be held liable for any accidents or incidents which occur. Consequences for failing to abide by the regulations can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines and even jail time. To avoid this, it is crucial that the employer undertakes the necessary precautions in order to abide by UK law.

We can provide you with leading health and safety consultants who can ensure that your business is fully compliant with the health and safety in a salon/hairdressing regulations.

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