Health and Safety Legislations


Influencing Factors:

Environmental Factors:

  • Conditions in which people work in
  • Good lighting
  • No hazards in the salon
  • Keeping the area clean, tidy/organised
  • Quiet/relaxing
  • Security
  • Ventilation/circulation of air

Occupational Factors:

  • People that may be at risk from certain illnesses
  • Having good hygiene - washing hands
  • Asthma - for example - spray tanning, file residue
  • Wearing masks - PPE

Human Factors

  • People contributing to accidents
  • Tiredness
  • Spillages
  • Open bottles left around

Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

  • Discuss with clients about their skin, discuss products and allergies
  • Correct labels on all of the chemicals
  • Lids kept on bottles - prevents spillages and oxidising
  • Watching your health and safety
  • Using the products correctly
  • Patch tests
  • Good ventilation
  • Wearing the correct PPE
  • Know how chemicals and products are stored / disposed of (e.g. COSHH bin or sharps box)
  • Have a risk assessment of products - how to use and dispose correctly

Data Protection Act

  • Keeping records
  • Making sure all client information/details are correct and updated regularly
  • Confidentiality - only therapists and that client can see
  • It protects you and the client
  • Record all discussions and communication with the client
  • Keep in a locked cabinet or password protected computer
  • No discussing information
  • Get client signatures REGULARLY - can…


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