Council is responsible for licensing higher risk personal appearance services in accordance with the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, the Infection Control Guidelines and Queensland Development Code Part 5.2 – Higher Risk Personal Appearances Services.
The main purpose of the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 is to minimise the risk of infection that may result from the provision of personal appearance services. The Act requires a person who personally provides a higher risk personal appearance service to hold an infection control qualification.
The Infection Control Guidelines are provided for personal appearance services to help minimise the risk of infections. The guidelines provide information on how to protect operators and clients and are based on current infection control practice.
The Queensland Development Code Part 5.2 – Higher Risk Personal Appearances Services purpose is to minimise the risk of infection in a place of business where higher risk personal appearance services are provided.
The Act requires Council to monitor the standard of operations in personal appearance services premises. This monitoring is achieved by providing for the licensing of higher risk personal appearance services.
- Higher Risk (e.g tattooists, body piercers, cosmetic tattooing)
- Non-higher Risk (e.g. hairdressers, beauty therapists)
*Note: Non-higher risk premises do not require licensing
Further information, fact sheets and a copy of the Infection Control Guidelines for Personal Appearances Services, can be found at the Queensland Health website or by contacting Council’s Development and Environmental department on (07) 4099 9444.
Licence to Carry on Business Providing Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services
Submission of Plans For Personal Appearance Infection Control Premises
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