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SA Hair and Beauty Guidebook

The SA Hair and Beauty Work Health and Safety Guide provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), workers and students to understand the relevance of work health and safety laws in the Hair and Beauty Industry.

The guidebook outlines obligations and suggestions for implementing effective safety practices into your workplace. The guidebook discusses the role we undertake in the workplace including the responsibility to educate and regulate work health and safety laws and assist everyone involved to create safe workplaces.

We worked collaboratively to produce the hair and beauty guidebook using industry specific potential hazards relating to services of hairdressing, beauty therapy, make-up artistry, nails and laser beauty treatments.

Simple steps to safety

We can provide simple yet comprehensive information to small businesses regarding correct work health and safety protocols. Our easy-to-use work health and safety tool - Simple steps supports the hair and beauty industry with onsite self-assessment and management of hazards.

Body art, piercings and skin penetration

The services of hair and beauty industry are more than styling and cutting of hair – hair removal techniques and beauty therapies, as well as body piercing and tattooing falls under SA Health’s skin penetration guidelines. Due to the potential hazards for these procedures it’s very important to take the correct precautions to eliminate or minimise risks.

Free information, advice and support

Our workplace advisory service delivers tailored face-to-face support and practical advice based on a workplace’s industry, size, risk and complexity. Our team of workplace advisors are committed to ensure safety in the workplace; with the service to be one-on-one you can have the peace of mind of our advisors passing on practical information for the potential safety of your workplace.

Our advisors can visit your workplace to help you understand your work health and safety responsibilities as well as provide practical support to improve your systems, practices and general approach to safety.