Why Risk Assessments should be carried out in salons 1-2
What needs to be considered in a Risk Assessment? 2
Supporting staff with Health and Safety 2
Dealing with Security Breaches 3
Types of Insurances within a salon 4
Task 1- Produce an information sheet.
Candidates are required to state:
• When and why risk assessments should be carried out within the salon
Every business must have a risk assessment in the salon to abide with health and safety regulations, which is required by the law. By doing this the manager or owner must control and assess the risks in the workplace. You need to consider what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm.
A risk assessment ensures you are identifying sensible measures to control the risk in your work place by recording them on paper, this will help protect your employees and also protection with insurance policies. For some risks, other regulations require particular control measures. Your assessment can help you identify where you need to look at certain risks and these particular control measures in more detail. These control measures do not have to be assessed separately but can be considered as part of, or an extension of, your overall risk assessment.
In a risk assessment, the risk is recognised to avoid any hazards from happening. A hazard is something that can cause harm, e.g. electricity, chemicals, a spillage. A risk is the chance, high or low, that any hazard will actually cause somebody harm e.g. slipping over, irritation to skin. A risk assessment should be carried out mentally in a salon every day, to ensure that all employees within the salon are safe and protected. In a salon lots of things are being used and moved so it is up to the employer to maintain a safe working environment. Paper work however must be carried out if new machinery or products are being used
Bibliography: Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Helen Backmann and Dee Gerrard. http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/controlling-risks.htm http://www.worksmart.org.uk/health