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Top 10 tanning health and safety tips

2 Min Read Thursday 31st May 2018
  1. Get insured! Treatment liability cover will cover you in case you have to pay out compensation in the event of an accident. If you offer mobile tanning at client homes make sure your insurance company knows that you‚ are doing treatments outside of the salon.
  2. Don’t skip the client consultation! You need to be aware of any contraindications that could prevent you from giving a client a tan, like recent surgeries or piercings.
  3. Ask your client about allergies and breathing ailments like asthma.
  4. Be extra careful with pregnant clients! Avoid tanning them during their first trimester when hormone changes can affect the way that tanner reacts with their skin.
  5. Keep the salon floor and booth clear to avoid slips and trips. Regular clean ups between each client will ensure any spray tan solution that has landed on the floor won’t result in avoidable accidents.
  6. Guarantee proper ventilation and use an extractor fan to contain overspray. Extractor fans also suck in airborne particles of tanner so there’s less mess to clean up afterwards. They’re also necessary if you don’t have any open windows in your treatment area.
  7. Store your solution in an adequate place to avoid spoilage. Here’s more on that.
  8. Manage potential risks in advance by performing a risk assessment and creating a written health and safety document for your business. For example, the salon area needs to be well lit and fit for purpose, fire exits must be appropriately signed and walkways free from obstruction.
  9. Get your electrical appliances regularly tested.
  10. Maintain salon hygiene and give your employees the proper training so they are aware of all the rules, if mistakes are made you’re the boss so you’ll be liable.

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