Hairdressers are required to comply with the Hairdressing Establishment Regulations 1972 which outline basic health and hygiene standards. Other useful fact sheets compiled by the Department of Health include Cut Throat Razors (PDF 133KB) and Use of Ear Piercing Guns (PDF 137KB).
To conduct a hairdressing business you need to seek planning approval by contacting the Shire Planner on (08) 97349000.
Skin penetration premises are required to comply with the Health (Skin Penetration Procedures) Regulations 1998 and the Health Department’s Code of Practice for Skin Penetration Procedures.
A skin penetration procedure is any procedure which involves the tearing, cutting, puncturing or shaving of the skin and includes services such as:
- Beauty Therapy
- Nail salons
- Body piercing
- Cosmetic enhancements
What do I need to do before I can open?
Before opening the premises you are required to contact the Shire’s Health Service to arrange an appointment time to ensure that the premise complies with the relevant legislation. The Department of Health has produced some Fact Sheets to assist businesses to comply. The Fact Sheets are located near the bottom of the Department of Health’s page on skin penetration and include Advice for the Beauty Therapy Industry and General Requirements for Operating a Skin Penetration Establishment (PDF 258KB). Once approval is given the premise is then subject to routine inspections by an Environmental Health Officer.
Other Useful Websites / Links
Department of Health – www.public.health.wa.gov.au
- Body Art Equipment Cleaning, Disinfecting & Sterilising Schedule(PDF 105KB)
- Guide for Cleaning and Disinfection of Reusable Instruments and Equipment (PDF 179KB)
- Henna Tattooing (PDF 135KB)
- Massage Therapy(PDF 191KB)