College Receives Hair & Beauty Health & Safety Awards

29th March 2007 2:04pm - Return to press releases


East Riding College is one of two learning providers in the country to receive the Hair & Beauty Health and Safety Award.

The awards are offered to public salons by local council's public protection divisions.
Chris Dunnachie Senior Environmental Health Officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council was so impressed by East Riding College's salons he approached the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ask permission for training salons like East Riding College's to be included in the award.

The awards are based on set criteria such as cleanliness and hygiene to prevent occupational ill health such as dermatitis in employees, they aim to improve and maintain standards in the hair and beauty industry. The awards are in recognition of hair and beauty salons maintaining high standards of Health and Safety in their working practice and following best practice methods. The awards have been running for the past six years across the UK and this is the first time a College has been awarded.

East Riding College was presented the award by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council?s Public Protection division, teamed with Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) and supported by the National Hairdressing Federation and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Public Protection team have been busy visiting and inspecting salons in the region to see just how compliant they are.
East Riding College received multiple awards for Hair and Beauty at both Beverley and Bridlington salons.
Barry Clinch, Senior HSE Inspector, said "
Colleges play a vital role in training the future salon managers and owners to carry out high safety standards protecting learners and employees." 

Chris Dunnachie, Senior Environmental Health Officer, for the council said "In my experience many busy salons often find that they are not fully compliant with current Health and Safety legislation and legal requirements it is pleasing to see that East Riding College does not fall into this category."