HEALTH & HYGIENE

STERILISATION & HYGIENE

Sharps Box and Clinical Waste Bin – These can be purchased privately or from your local council who will collect them regularly as requested by yourself and you will be charged per collection. This is a must for any treatment using a needle or opening the skin IE. Cosmetic tattooing, micro-needling, dermaplaning.

Personal Hygiene

As a consultant you are working in very close proximately to your clients and personal hygiene is vital.  Appropriate clothing including a disposable apron, gloves and face mask must be worn during all treatments to prevent cross infection.  The therapist should wash her hands before and after every treatment using an appropriate medical cleansing solution.

Disposable Polyethene Apron | Plastic Apron | Disposable Aprons | Blue  Kitchen Aprons

Appropriate Sterilisation of Equipment

Plinths and trolleys wiped over with a suitable disinfectant between clients.  Laundry should be changed after each client and washed above 60 degrees.  Bedroll and other one-use items should be disposed of following the correct procedures. The use of disposable items is promoted to reduce the risk of cross-infection. All sharp items to be disposed of in the sharps box. All re-usable equipment such as micro-needling pen etc. should be sterilised before and after every client.

Sharps Injury Log

You must keep a log of all percutaneous injuries resulting from sharps. The log should contain the date and time the incident happened, a description of each incident including information on the type and brand of needle or device involved, where the incident took place, and an explanation of how the incident occurred. Even if your client is happy to continue the treatment, and no matter how minor the incident, it must be logged in the accident and injury book for insurance purposes and to comply with Health and Safety.

Saving and Re-using Blades

It is important to use a new blade for each customer. You cannot re-use a blade for another customer as this could cause cross infection/contamination.

Sterile Disposable Scalpel No.14 Blade with Polystyrene Handle x 10