Hairdresser - Registration

Do I need to register a hairdressers?

Hairdressers within Waverley do not need to be registered, however activities such as:

  • ear piercing
  • electrolysis
  • tattooing
  • acupuncture,

still need to be registered. Please see the Piercing / tattooist - registration page

Health and Safety regulations for hairdressers

Although hairdressers do not need to be registered they still need to be aware of Health and Safety at Work regulations.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the key act which will affect all commercial concerns - this includes employed, self-employed, salon based and mobile.  The more relevant of these include:

  • Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Health and Safety (Information for Employees) Regulations 1989
  • Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations 1990
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
  • Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996
  • Health and Safety (Young Persons) Regulations 1997
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Working Time Regulations 1998
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. 

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Page owner: Paul Shrimpton. Last updated: 18/04/2017 13:46

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