Ruth sawasdee ka
Can i have a copy or can you tell me where i can read the strict health and safty regulations thank you .
Here is a copy of the COSHH regulations published on the Desinger Nails Website.... www.designernails.com
then go to the NVQ link, this gives you the necessary information regarding the UK.
These regulations are only for the United Kingdom and not the rest of the world. I only know about the rules and regulations for the UK.
Every Country has their own rules and regulations where health and safety , licensing and COSHH is concerend.......if you want to find out about other countrys then maybe our geeks from the rest of the world can help you here..
This is the british/ UK government ruling for COSHH...............
C.O.S.H.H. (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) 1989
C.O.S.H.H. is a list of general rules of safe practices to employ when using chemical substances. It is important for nail technicians to be aware of these rules, as just like hairdressers and beauty therapists, they are using chemical substances every day in the course of their work.
Important Rules of C.O.S.H.H.:
¢ Read all labels and follow all instructions
¢ Know the hazardous warning symbols
¢ Use protective clothing if required (safety glasses, masks, gloves etc.)
¢ Store products safely and in accordance with Safety Data Sheets
¢ Be aware of First Aid procedures required for accidental spillage or ingestion of potentially hazardous products on yourself or your clients
¢ Never mix chemical substances together, which were never designed to be mixed together. Mixing can cause injury or death!
¢ If dispensing chemicals into containers, make sure they are clean and labelled clearly
¢ Report any faulty equipment or goods to your supervisor or supplier immediately.
¢ Develop safe and clean working habits in the salon
¢ Follow rules for safe disposal of chemical waste
How to implement C.O.S.H.H rules in the salon/work place
¢ All waste should be disposed of in a metal bin. This will reduce vapour and odour immediately.
¢ Keep Dappen dishes covered whenever they are not in use. This will control vapours and odour as well as reduce evaporation and contamination of product, and keep it fresh.
¢ Use local extraction/ventilation to control dust and vapours at the table
¢ Keep MSDS (Material safety data sheets) on all products for reference
¢ Keep bottles and containers tightly capped
¢ Store chemical liquids in a cool environment to reduce risk of evaporation and deterioration for longer shelf life
¢ Never use a mixture of chemical products from different nail systems. All systems are specific and incompatible with each other.
¢ Read all labels and safe handling instructions
¢ Protect 'routes of entry'
1. Wash & dry hands before eating
2. Avoid skin contact with liquid monomers, gels, uncured product, solvents, etc.
3. No Smoking at the work-station (this includes clients)
4. Correct ventilation
¢ Do not work in gas permeable contact lenses
¢ Wear suitable clothing that is sensible and reflects your professionalism
¢ Keep all areas of the salon and the work station clean and tidy at all times
In the nail industry we have body contact between ourselves and our clients and as such, our clients have the right to know that we keep a good standard of hygiene. Besides the washing of hands, surfaces and implements should be constantly looked after.
Each salon should display a notice warning clients that in receiving a treatment they are not knowingly suffering from any transferable disease or infection.
Treatment forms should be signed by the client and the technician at the end of each treatment to say that the client and the technician are both happy and agreeable on the outcome and that aftercare advise has been given and agreed.
It is a legal requirement from insurers and licensing inspectors that records must be kept of time/date/nature of treatment and the technician's name. Aftercare advice is best given in the form of a printed leaflet so that a client cannot say, "I forgot."
Check with your local Health & Safety Officer if you are in any doubt about any byelaws affecting your salon. Remember, they can visit at any time and ask to see Material Safety Data Sheets.
Check with your supplier or manufacturer on the safe handling and storage procedures for products.
Remember it is ultimately YOUR responsibility to ensure your client's and your staff's safety and well-being.
Looking at my notes i see that ruth does not do l&p because of westminster regulations i do not want this please i want the one that is for all of England .
I am not regulated by Westminster Council, I have to abide by The City of London Council Regulations.............London is a big city with lots of different districts, they are known as boroughs........ and every borough has rules with different bylaws only applying to them, and not other boroughs or districts......
So other districts may have added points for health and safety and licensing bylaws..............
It is called local government rules and regulation and bylaws...........
But the main COSHH regulation has to be followed by anyone working here in the United Kingdom....and should be followed strictly...........thats what we mean when we say ......strict COSHH and Health and Safety regulations.......
These regulations also state that you have to be insured as a Nail Technician..........The only way to get insurance here in the UK is, if you have a recognised Nail Technicians certificate or Educational relevant certificate or Diploma.........So any Technician that doesn't have valid insurance is braking the law.............
Ones a Nail Technician is qualified here in the UK and wants to work, they have to consult their own local area Council licensing and Health and Safety department to find out what is requiered, so that they can comply with their own local district/borough laws...........
As for me, COSHH and Health and Safety, will not let me use L&P in my Salon because of the air exchange in my Salon...........
But I am allowed by COSHH and City Council to use Fibreglass and Gel......
But I offer L&P from home and this has been COSHH and Health and Safety approved and I am also fully insured to do this........