Skin Penetration and Beauty Premises
Body decorating and body grooming activities are inspected by Council as
part of a regular inspection program to assess compliance with the Public Health
Act 2010 [BS1] and Public
Health Regulation 2012[BS2].
The types of businesses that Council inspects include:
- Beauty salons – including businesses conducting waxing, nail treatments, foot spas, and colonic lavage
- Tattoo parlours – including cosmetic tattooing and semi-permanent makeup
- Premises conducting body piercing – including ear piercing
Council does not regulate acupuncture activities, and any inquiries
relating to this should be directed to the Chinese Medicine
Board of Australia.
Council’s Environment Health Officer’s will assess the following as part of a routine health inspection:
- Cleanliness of premises;
- Fitout and construction of premises;
- Provision of facilities/equipment for cleaning, sterilising, and hand washing; storage facilities;
- Waste storage and disposal; sharps and contaminated waste;
- Skin penetration procedures;
- Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising of equipment; autoclave records (if applicable)
Council recommends that businesses which need to sterilise equipment
review NSW Health’s factsheet on cleaning and sterilising.
Cessnock Council uses a standardised checklist during routine inspections to ensure consistency between officers.