Risk assessments should be carried out once a year in a salon. This is to make sure staff and clients are safe and that there are no hazards putting them at risk, if there was a hazard and a client or staff member got hurt they could be badly injured or sue the salon which would lose money and also be bad for the reputation of the salon.
When carrying out a risk assessment some things need to be considered. such as laser hair removal, hairdressing, waxing and you need to think about what products would be used for everything and know where to store them appropriately and if only trained members of staff can use certain equipment it needs to be clearly labelled and securely away or locked away. You also need to think about who could be at risk, such as staff, clients, cleaners etc.
Staff should be supported to maintain health and safety, this can be done by giving them regular training and telling them of any changes in the security of the salon, such as if the alarm system changes. If any health and safety equipment or protective wear needs to be replaced make sure they are aware how often things should be replaced and on request make sure it happens asap. The manager should also think about the staff’s individual needs such as disabilities or if a staff member is pregnant, they’d need slightly different conditions such as ramps, more space and maybe more breaks.
The salon needs to have procedures for security breaches, for example if a staff member is the last person working there and forgets to lock up or if a staff member steals money from the till or doesn’t put the alarm on and it gets broken into the manager could give them a verbal or written warning or even sack the staff member, for cases such as theft they may also get the police involved. were clients are concerned their belongings should be locked away in a room where no one can gain access so no personal belongings go missing or get lost.