The 2015 update of the SA Hair and Beauty Work Health and Safety Guide has been facilitated by Hair and Beauty SA. It has been funded by SafeWork SA through the SA Work Health and Safety Innovative Practice Grant Program.

Service Skills SA and the Hair Co-op were engaged by Hair and Beauty SA to play a key role in the production.

The first version of the Hair & Beauty Safety Guide for the Hairdressing, Nail and Beauty Industry was released in 2006 produced by Hair and Beauty SA and funded by the WorkCover Corporation Grants Scheme.

In January 2013 the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation took effect, replacing the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 and the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 2010. 

With the release of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA), Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) and supporting Codes of Practice came a need to produce an updated guide that reflected current legislation and industry practices.

The new easy to use guide has been designed to help businesses, workers and students better understand the relevance of Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the hair and beauty industry by:

  • outlining WHS obligations & considerations 
  • suggesting how to implement effective WHS effective practices 
  • providing source information and additional resources via electronic links throughout the publication  

The guide has been made available in print and an e-book format. Hair and Beauty SA has printed a limited number of copies to be distributed to SA Hair and beauty business and Registered Training Organisations during May.

To view a copy of the guide as a flip book or downloadable PDF please click here.

Service Skills SA is pleased to have played a key role in developing such a valuable resource for the SA hair and beauty Industry. 



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