Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon Assignment.
I will be talking about how to carry out a risk assessment and how to maintain health and safety within a salon. I will be able to explain the different procedures of carrying out a risk assessment and the importance of making sure the staff have support and knowledge of health and safety. I will be able to clarify the different types of security breaches that will include stock equipment, money, personal belongings and client records, also the significance of being able to understand the need for insurance, for salon purposes such as making references to employers, public and professional indemnity insurance.
Part 1 – Risk Assessments
State 5 reasons for carrying out a risk assessment.
1. Make sure that hazards and risks are identified and ensuring that the work environment is safe. 2. Make certain that any training needs for staff are followed through so they are not putting colleagues or clients at risk. 3. Allow risk assessments to be carried out regularly so that they can be compared to previous risks that have occurred within the salon and that they are kept up to date. 4. Ensure that the salon has been fully ventilated to minimise vapours. 5. Change the choice of product that could contain any harmful chemicals or cause allergic reactions.
2. Describe the procedure for carrying out a risk assessment. The procedure of carrying out a risk assessment should be suitable and sufficient. It is a legal requirement for all employers and self-employed to carry out a risk assessment. This should be done by a nominated person who will then outline the level of risk and decide on the measures that are needed in place to prevent potential harmful situations towards staff, visitors and clients ever occurring again. You are legally required to assess the risks in your salon so you must put plans in place to control risks. Regular meetings should be held with all members of staff. If an employer has 5 or more employees they must follow regulations and provide a Health and Safety policy.
3. Describe when risk assessments should be carried out.
Work places usually have generic risk assessments in place but can carry them out at any time required should the need arise. Within a salon environment there are many things to be aware of such as if someone makes a claim because they are electrocuted by a hairdryer, your insurance company and the health & safety executive will want proof you carried out a risk assessment on all of your electrical items/plugs/cables and took the necessary action to repair or replace any faulty items. The same goes for everything in the salon from assessing the flooring to stop trip and slip hazards, to hot water and the maximum temperature it can reach so that you do not scald anyone or if an employee is off with a physical injury they may require a risk assessment to assess the person’s capabilities on returning to work. It should also be carried out for anything that has the potential to cause harm or injury to employees.
4. Outline necessary actions to take following a risk assessment. Implement any new procedures or control measures that have been agreed, as a result of anything identified in the risk assessment. Ensure it is clear who is responsible for implementing the changes and that they're aware of their responsibilities. A copy of the risk assessment should be given to all staff. All staff should be made aware of any changes in procedures and how/when they will be decided. A risk assessment is a fluid document that should be made up to date if anything new arises. Also set a date to review the risk assessment regularly.
Part 2 – Health and Safety
5. Outline the Health and Safety support that should be provided to staff. The support that staff should be provided from the employer within a salon...
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