Hairdressing Establishment Regulations 1972

18/May/2001 - Current (at 31 Dec 2005)
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    17A. Method of disinfecting instruments etc.

    (1) For the purpose of these regulations an instrument, other than clippers, shall be disinfected if it is

    (a) subjected to a thorough washing in cold water with soap or detergent; and

    (b) immersed in a disinfecting solution for 10 minutes and in the case of razors, 30 minutes.

    (2) Clippers shall be disinfected by applying a disinfecting solution to the clipper head with a disinfected brush.

    (3) Where an instrument has been disinfected it shall be stored or packaged until use in such a manner as to protect it from contamination.

    (4) Any blood stained towel or article of washable material shall be immersed in a solution of household bleach in water to the ratio of 1 in 20 for a minimum time of 30 minutes and then washed in the normal manner.

    [Regulation 17A inserted in Gazette 29 May 1987 p. 2219; amended in Gazette 14 Jul 1989 p. 2153-4.]

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