Topic Tag: waxing health and safety

Contagious conditions

There are four types of contagious condition: Viral – Tiny germs which can only survive in living cells Examples: Cold, Flu, Cold Sores, Shingles, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis, Aids, Warts, Verruca’s Bacterial – Tiny single cell organisms which multiply very quickly Examples: Impetigo, Conjunctivitis, Sty, Whitlow Fungal – Yeasts and Moulds that feed off the waste …

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Personal Appearance & Professionalism

Personal Appearance & Professionalism Taking care of your personal appearance is important for presenting a professional image, and also maintains good standards of hygiene.  Always ensure that your skin, hair and nails are clean at all times.  Your uniform should also be clean and well presented.  What you choose to wear should be functional and …

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Last legislation topics

First Aid at Work (The Health & Safety First Aid Regulations 1981) Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.  It is essential that they receive immediate attention and that an ambulance is called in serious cases. A person …

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Waxing Minors

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland a minor is anyone under the age of 18.  Sometimes you will have requests for appointments from clients who are younger.  If the client is under 18 you should always obtain written permission from their parents or guardian for the treatment to go ahead.  They should also accompany the …

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Other important regulations

Manual handling operations Regulations 1992 The HSE (Health & Safety Executives) have drawn attention to musculoskeletal disorders caused by lifting and handling with an unsuitable posture, causing pain and injury.  The regulations require that training in lifting and handling are performed to prevent such injury’s occurring. Cash Handling Under the health and safety at work …

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Health and Safety at work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act requires all employers to provide systems of work that are as far as reasonably practical, safe and without risks to any one’s health.  As an employee, you have the responsibility to take care of yourselves and others that may be affected by their work.  Employees must also co-operate …

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