Health, Safety & Hygiene

Health, safety & Hygiene:

Safety and hygiene standards should always be as high as possible whenever any form of treatment is carried out.  It is vital that hygiene and cleanliness are prime considerations; not only for the satisfaction of the client but also to comply with legal requirements.  These are laid down by the Health and Safety at work Act and the local Environmental Health Office.  Business premises are inspected annually and must conform to various hygiene requirements.  Regulations may vary from area to area.

Cross infection must be avoided at all times by thoroughly checking for contraindications. It is possible to avoid working on people who have obvious infections.  However, clients are not always aware that infection is present.  It is therefore necessary for the safety and well-being of both client and practitioner that sound hygiene measures are strictly adhered to.

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