H&S Risk Assessment

I am sharing my risk assessment on my blog, which is normally sitting nicely on my shelf in the rare event of someone asks to see it! I want to share it, so other beauty salons take note and create their own if they haven’t already. Also in the hope that people comment with suggestions on how to improve mine. It’s hard being a sole business owner with no one to throw ideas about with. This risk assessment was actually given to me by a networking friend who ran an events company and she gave me tips on changing parts to suit my business’ needs.

By creating a risk assessment you are highlighting any problems that might potentially occur and consciously reviewing how to prevent them from ever happening.

As you can see the risks in my beauty salon are very low. This might be different if you offer botox, sunbeds, laser hair removal etc.

beauty salon risk assessment

 

My beauty salon risk assessment:

Activity/Area Hazards Persons

at Risk

Severity Likeli-hood Rating Controls Risk Acceptable
Waxing Burns & scalds / pass on of infection All 2 2 4 Ensure that wax pot is maintained and checked regularly. Test wax on my skin before application on client. Disinfect equipment after each client Y
Eyelash extensions/ tint Injury / Allergic Reaction / pass on of infection All 2 2 4 Test patch done 48 hours before treatment. Quiet peaceful room to ensure no distractions. Good ventilation. Infection control policy. Y
Salon room Slips, trips & falls.

Beauty couch.

Habitat Macadam Metal Folding Chair

All 2 2 4 Kept clear of clutter & equipment regularly serviced.

Max weight 19 stone. Inform clients of the weight limit. 

Max weight 15 stone.

Y
waiting around Slips, trips & falls All 2 2 4 Room kept clear of clutter and free of hazards Y
Nails Cuts / pass on of infection All 2 2 4 Good x-infection control, maintain equipment Y
Massage Injury / allergy / pass on infection All 2 2 4 Take medical history. Ensure massage table is in good working order. Clean towels for every client Y
facial Injury / Allergic Reaction All 2 2 4 Medical history taken and ensure safe working environment. Y
henna Injury / Allergic Reaction Client 2 2 4 Only use natural product to reduce risk / safe working environment Y
Front garden Slip, trips & falls All 2 2 4 Keep path clear of leaves and obstructions like bins Y
Road / parking Road hazards All 6 1 6 Clear instructions to minimise stress & confusion Y
Mobile at pamper parties Slips, trips and falls / allergic reaction / pass on infection All 2 2 4 Email in advance to ensure ample space for massage table & products. Test patches done prior to event Y
Stall event Slip, trips and fails Visitors 2 2 4 Any electrical cable and equipment kept out of walking area and follow event organisers instructions Y

 

*Severity

  1. = Trivial
  2. = Minor
  3. = Major – single
  4. = Major – multiple
  5. = Hospitalization
  6. = Fatality
**Likelihood

  1. = Improbable
  2. = Unlikely        
  3. = Possible/happens                                
  4. = Happens Occasionally                        
  5. = Happens Periodically                        
  6. = Happens Frequently
Fatality 6 6 12 18 24 30 36
Hospitalisation 5 5 10 15 20 25 30
Major – Multiple 4 4 8 12 16 20 24
Major – single 3 3 6 9 12 15 18
Minor 2 2 4 6 8 10 12
Trivial 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
Improbable Unlikely Possible / Happens Happens occasionally Happens periodically Happens frequently