Hairdressing and skin penetration premises
Hairdressing and skin penetration procedures are controlled in WA under legislation and requirements specific to these industries:
- The Hairdressing Establishment Regulations 1972 outline the requirements for hairdressing;
- The Health (Skin Penetration Procedures) Regulations 1998 and Code of Practice for Skin Penetration Procedures detail the requirements for these activities.
The same regulations apply for home-based businesses as they would in a salon or other similar working environment.
Skin penetration procedures
Skin penetration procedures include procedures where the skin is cut, torn, punctured, shaved or penetrated in any way or where a mucous membrane is cut, punctured or torn. This includes most procedures or treatments carried out by tattoo, body piercing, beauty therapy and acupuncture businesses.
The Western Australian Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support
is the agency responsible for enforcing age limits for tattooing, piercings and other body modification procedures.
Running a hairdressing or skin penetration business
If you want to operate a hairdressing or skin penetration business in the City of Belmont, you will need to:
Hairdressing and skin penetration premises receive annual inspections from the City’s Environmental Health Officers.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone the City’s Health Services team on 9477 7222.
Learn more on the WA Department of Health website