A simple breakdown of each act or legislation-
Health and Safety at Work Act
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
The Manual Handlings Operations Regulations
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE)
The Employer has to provide suitable and sufficient protective clothing and equipment for all employees to use and employees to use it. Type of PPE in a salon could be: disposal gloves, masks, glasses, apron.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
Relates to the control of substances i.e., products, gels and sprays etc. It relates to the storage, handling, using and disposal of the products (remember SHUD). You must follow manufacturers’ instructions, salon policy and local by-laws.
Safety data sheets provide information on chemical products that help users of those chemicals to make a risk assessment. They describe the hazards the chemical presents, and give information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case of accident. These sheets can be requested from the suppliers of the products. These can then be used to write risk assessments.
The Electricity at Work Regulations
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
It is the responsibility of the employer to report to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) certain work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences, ie: accidents resulting in more than three days off work, major injuries, deaths, certain diseases.
Types of extinguishers:
Fire safety procedures
You need to make sure that you are aware of and have training for the fire evacuation procedures in your workplace.
This information is just a brief overview, if you require more information visit a reputable website like the health and safety executive (HSE) https://www.hse.gov.uk/