Example risk assessment for a hairdressing salon
This example risk assessment shows the kind of approach to risk management by hairdressers. It is used as a guide to think through some of the hazards in the business and the steps needed to take to control the risks. It is not a generic risk assessment that can be adopted wholesale without any thought. This would not satisfy the law - and would not be effective in protecting people, more it assists owners to think through hazards and controls themselves.
- 96.02 Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
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Britain's Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain. Our mission is to protect people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled.
We look after health and safety in nuclear installations and mines, factories, farms, hospitals and schools, offshore gas and oil installations, the safety of the gas grid and the movement of dangerous goods and substances, railway safety, and many other aspects of the protection both of workers and the public. Local authorities are responsible to HSC for enforcement in offices, shops and other parts of the services sector.
Various free leaflets, information sheets, news and details of priced publications specific to the Health Care sector and details of research activities are available. The publications provide guidance on risks, OSH management and the application of UK regulations are available at various locations on the site. Some of the general publications are also relevant. There is a national tripartite committee (Health Services Advisory Committee) dedicated to the health care sector, and its agendas are given on the site.