If your business performs any of the following procedures you must register with Council:
- Body piercing
- Hair removal (including waxing, electrolysis etc)
- Cuticle cutting
- Razor scrapping
- Semi-permanent makeup
- Or any beauty treatment that involves the deliberate removal of the skin
Council keeps a register of all these businesses and investigates any complaints relating to these premises.
The Local Government Act 1993 provides standards for hairdressers and beauty salons who do not perform skin penetration practices.
Development consent may be required for any new skin penetration premises or alteration of existing premises.
The NSW Health Department have developed a range of factsheets and guidelines on skin penetration activities.
Safe Skin Penetration Handbook
Wollondilly Shire Council’s ‘Safe Skin Penetration’ handbook has been designed for all businesses and operators who carry out skin penetration procedures to help them understand public health legislative requirements that apply to the skin penetration industry in New South Wales, and provide best practise recommendations to assist them to achieve a standard of hygiene and infection control required to protect public health.