Safe and hygienic working practices in the beauty industry

With Katie Miles
Duration16 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


This foundation MHD tutorial video will help you to prepare and understand important working practices within the beauty industry. You will learn how to work safely to avoid injury and cross infection and to create a professional image in your workplace with salon owner, lecturer and beauty therapist Katie Miles.

Members can also download our Safe and Hygienic Working Practices in the Beauty Industry fact sheet.

Technical skills

  • Client comfort
  • Client preparation
  • Contra-indications
  • Correct posture
  • Cross-infection
  • Dermatitis
  • Injury
  • Removal of waste
  • Safe working practices
  • Strain
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Tools and equipment
  • Work areas


Contributor: Katie Miles
Model: Elinor Blakeley
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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