The survey closed on 16 March 2018.

Overview

The Health guidelines for personal care and body art industries, first published in 2004, are being updated. The new version will bring the guidelines into line with current and emerging hair, beauty and skin penetration practices, and ensure that thorough infection prevention and control measures are maintained.

The revised guidelines have been drafted to comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act (2008) and Regulations (2009).

In updating the guidelines, feedback has been sought from industry professionals. We would like to thank those who contributed to this work and also those who contributed to the previous guidelines.

Information about changes in the guidelines are provided in the Summary of key changes below, as well as the updated Draft Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Hair, Beauty and Skin Penetration Industries.

We welcome feedback on the draft guidelines and invite you to read them and then answer the questions in the survey.

Feedback survey

Your feedback will help ensure the guidelines provide relevant, accurate and useful guidance and information for those who work in the industry.
1. Please indicate which best describes your interest in these guidelines: Required
2. Were you aware of the Health guidelines for personal care and body art industries before this consultation process? Required

Part A: Registering premises

Please read Part A of the draft guidelines (pages 7-10) and answer the following questions.

3. Is the information provided in Part A useful to you in your role? Required
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4. Do you feel there is any information missing in Part A we should include? Required
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Part B: Principles of infection prevention and control

Please read Part B of the draft guidelines (pages 11-41) and answer the following questions.

6. Is the information provided in Part B useful to you in your role? Required
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7. Do you feel there is any information missing in Part B we should include? Required
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Part C: Procedure-specific requirements

Please read Part C of the draft guidelines (pages 42-58) and answer the following questions.

9. Is the information provided in Part C useful to you in your role? Required
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10. Do you feel there is any information missing in Part C we should include? Required
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Part D: Occupational health and safety

Please read Part D of the draft guidelines (pages 59-60) and answer the following questions.

12. Is the information provided in Part D useful to you in your role? Required
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13. Do you feel there is any information missing in Part D we should include? Required
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Your thoughts overall

The following questions are to find out your overall thoughts about the draft guidelines and to see if there are any further resources we can provide to help you comply with the Act and Regulations.

15. From reading the revised guidelines, do you understand the infection control precautions required for the hair, beauty and skin penetration industries? Required
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16. When reading the revised guidelines did you find them easy to understand? Required
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17. Are there any topics not covered in the guidelines that you think should be? Required
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18. Are there any further changes you think could improve the revised guidelines? Required
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19. The guidelines are designed to support you with complying with or applying the Act and Regulations. In addition to the guidelines, is there anything else we can provide that will help you?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.