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Skin penetration procedures
Skin penetration procedure is defined under the Public Health Act 2010 to mean any procedure that penetrates the skin or declared by the Public Health Regulation 2012 as being a skin penetration procedure.
 
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • tattooing
  • body and ear piercing
  • colonic lavage
  • waxing
  • electrolysis
  • cuticle cutting
  • body modifications e.g. scarification
  • micro-dermabrasion
  • blackhead removal using a needle
Council conducts annual inspections of beauty services that involve Skin Penetration procedures to ensure they meet current legislated requirements.

This inspection will involve the assessment of:
  • Cleanliness of premises
  • Fit-out and construction of premises
  • Provision of facilities and equipment for cleaning, sterilising, hand washing, and storage
  • Waste storage and disposal including sharps and contaminated waste
  • Current procedures
  • Hygiene standards and practices including cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising of equipment
  • Records for waste disposal and autoclave if required.
Fact sheets detailing beauty and skin penetration procedures may be found  here.