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Lucy-Jayne

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HI Everyone

I realise that there are a number of threads to do with certain aspects of home based salons but none are really clear enough to me, so am posting a separate one.

I am starting up my own home based nail salon (myself as the only tech, Creative trained). I have a name which I am registering, I have checked out with Council and Mortgage Company and Home Insurance. I also have MSDS forms. And I have accounts sorted, flyers and a website etc. I have also visited the BUsiness link website, but to be honest they send you soooo many leaflets it's all getting a bit confusing.

Does anyone know:

a) What aspects of Health & Safety I have to cover? I have a sink close by and I have a first aid box and MSDS forms. Is there anything else? Do I have to have a no smoking sign? etc....

b) Do I have to have Health & Safety round for an inspection. Or as the business is so small, it's something I cover myself?

c) if there is anything else I have missed out on doing?

Thanks so much guys, your help's really appreciated.

L-J
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Hi, I have just had my home salon inspected, I was told that as I had a seperate entrance it was classed as business prmises and so had to have all the usual stuff any other salon would have to have - that is fire ext, accident book, no smoking signs, elecs inspected, a sink, msds sheets etc. The inspector told me that I wouldnt of needed to do any of this if I had stayed put in my conserv as it woulnt be classed as business premises and so not their juristriction. (basically they cannot enforce it if its not 'business' premises )HTHs:hug:
 

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Thanks so much for your reply. My salon will be part of my Study on the ground floor not through a separate entrance. So it looks hopeful that I won't have to do anything? Do you know who I need to contact to check this out?

Thanks so much again.

Lucy-Jayne

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You should check with your local Council's planning department as regulations vary from region to region. The planning department is usually very helpful.
 

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So I'm hoping that apart from contacting them for the H&S side of things, is there anything that I've missed before I can go ahead with this?

It's fair enough people sending leaflets but it's always better to hear from people who actually do this!

Thanks everyone for your help.

L-J xx
 

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