Hair & Beauty
Council’s Environmental Health Officer inspects hair and beauty premises to ensure that they comply with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Public Health Act 1991. These premises are required to be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and suitably constructed to ensure hygenic conditions.
NSW Health publishes a wide range of materials that are available to the community and available on their website. Those relating to Hair & Beauty encompass preventing disease transmission and include:
- Hepatitis B – this disease may be transferred through activities where body fluids or blood are involved.
- Skin Penetration Guidelines – best practice guidelines which may be applied to hair salons, beauty salons and tattooists. The guidelines cover operator hygiene, skin preparation, clothing, cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and waste disposal.
The Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care HealthInsite also provides useful health information.