Who is this course for?

Health & Safety is often the dreaded phrase of the workplace, conjuring up images of inspectors shutting things down in the name of.

Within our industry however, it is essential that you not only understand the legal requirements, but are able to ensure your working practices meet with requirements to keep both you and your client’s safe and provide a professional approach. In this course, we will be looking at the relevant legislation and what it means with regard to the practical working in the salon as well as what standards are expected within the industry.  For the purpose of this training, the workplace refers to any place where work is carried out whether it is a salon or your home.

This course follows the core curicculum for all the major awarding bodies.  This course is for anyone working within the industry to find out what you need to know and do. There is an option to take the regulated qualification by submitting assignments to gain the City & Guilds Unit 202 Follow health and safety practice in the salon 

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • How to use this platform

    • What you need to know

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Hygiene in the workplace

    • Hygiene in the workplace

    • Hygiene n the workplace audio

    • Resource - HABIA Hygiene booklet

    • Hand washing techniques

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Microorganisms

    • Microorganisms

    • Microorganisms

    • Test your knowledge - Microorganisms

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Workplace practices & policies

    • Workplace practices knowledge video

    • Workplace policies audio

    • Hand washing techniques

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Hazards & risk

    • Hazards & risks knowledge video

    • Hazards & risks audio

    • Activity - Risk assessment

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Legislation

    • Legislation knowledge

    • Resource - Manual handling video

    • Resource - COSHH information

    • Activity - Legislation

    • Resource - Health & Safety Law

    • Resource - Manual handling

    • Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA)

    • Further information

    • HHNG/TBG Trans Awareness

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Insurance, licensing & professional ethics

    • Insurance, licencing & professional ethics knowledge transcript

    • Insurance, licensing & professional ethics knowledge video

    • Resource - Guidance for clients with Epilepsy

    • Resource - Treating children

    • Resource - Professional associations

    • Resource - FHT code of conduct

  • 8

    7. Environmental responsibility

    • The Environmental Protection Act

    • Recycling - Best practice

  • 9

    Quizzes & activities

    • Quiz 1

    • Quiz 2

    • Quiz 3


Director of training at Phoenix

Louise Searles

I’ve been involved with education & training since 1993 as a college lecturer, examiner & lead verifier with City & Guilds. Since 2001, I have been fortunate enough to help many people gain a ‘Career after Children’ creating flexible learning plans incorporating the units they would like to study. My main focus is on enhancing the quality of the learner’s journey, whilst meeting the industry’s needs and expectations to create a quality provision. Therapy Learning Resources is an extension of the provision which I first developed to help our adult learners embrace the complexities of gaining regulated qualifications whilst not compromising the support to their family.