The Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012 regulates body decorating and grooming practices carried out by people who are not registered as health professionals. The regulated body decorating and grooming industries include:
- beauty treatments
- body, nose and ear piercing
- cosmetic enhancements
- colonic lavage
- blood cholesterol and glucose measurement
Hairdressing and other body decorating and grooming practices which do not deliberately pierce the skin are not regulated.
The regulation specifies procedures to prevent disease transmission, requires operators to be registered with the local council and empowers environmental health officers to carry out inspections.
Following are: the appropriate legislation, guidelines, codes of practice, fact sheets, an audit tool for self use by operators and also regulatory agencies, and powerpoint presentations for use by regulatory agencies to coach operators. Information in the publications are correct at time of publishing.
- Public Health Act 2010 - Skin Penetration Procedures - Extract
- Public Health Regulation 2012 - Extract
- Beauty treatment - hygiene standards
- Body piercing - hygiene requirements
- Colonic lavage (or colonic irrigation) - hygiene standards
- Hairdressing and barbers - hygiene standards
- How to sterilise your instruments
- Nail treatment (manicures and pedicures) - hygiene standards
- Tattooing and other body art - hygiene standards
- Waxing - hygiene standards