Ensuring a Safe Return to the Salon During COVID-19

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for. The gradual lifting of the lockdown means that for some of our readers, you are now able to open your salons and we anticipate that the remainder will not be far behind. A recent report commissioned by the Hair & Barber Council alongside the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology found that the hair and beauty industry contributes £6.6billion to the UK economy thanks to the thousands of hard working and resilient, independent entrepreneurs and salon owners just like you who have been eagerly awaiting the green light so that you can implement your bounce back plans that you have carefully crafted over the past few months in lockdown.

And bounce back you will. With waiting lists running into the hundreds, there is no doubt that you will be busier than ever when you reopen and are able to welcome your employees and customers back to the salon.

But whilst you press on with rebuilding your business, it’s important to remember that the risk of coronavirus remains significant, particularly in an environment where close contact services are taking place such as hair salons, nail bars and beauty rooms.

As a business owner you have a responsibility to do all you can to manage and communicate the risks that your employees and clients are exposed to at your premises. In doing this thoroughly and professionally you are not only protecting your employees and clients, you are also mitigating the risk of future claims against you.

But where to start?
We understand that the majority of our readers will be small business owners, and most small businesses do not have the luxury of having a dedicated HR Manager or a Health & Safety Officer to guide them through these uncertain times. It’s more likely that you will be wearing these hats, alongside driving the commercial success of your business.

To save you a lot of time and stress…
We have put together a FREE GUIDE specifically for salon owners which outlines the HR & H&S measures you need to take on reopening, presented in manageable, bite sized pieces. Our guide will ensure you adopt a best practice and compliant approach and includes;

  • 3 steps to ensuring a safe return to the salon
  • 5 steps to risk assessment
  • 4 things to share with your employees
  • Details of where you can access template documents specifically for a salon environment, designed to save you even more time!