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Salons HR and Health & Safety Services

Working in salons (beauty, hair, etc), is a customer-facing role which focuses on the services it provides for clients; this is why HR, Health & Safety and Online Training isn’t always a priority. However, without HR and Health & Safety, salons wouldn’t remain open for business – Staying compliant with legislation and regulations is crucial to any businesses success!

Read what our Salon Partners have to say about us 👇

Wurkplace has been supporting our salon with HR for a while now and we couldn’t be happier. They really value the relationship with their clients which is shown by their personal and professional service. The HR consultant we were matched with was very approachable and answered all our HR queries – We’d like to thank them for all their advice and support.

Louise Andrews, Shapes
Unlike many other outsourced HR and Health & Safety companies, we never use long-term contracts or call centres. This ensures you stay in control of your salon’s services and allows our clients to directly access support from our experts, from the get-go.

Salon HR

Wurkplace offers outsourced HR services to salons across the UK, giving businesses and employees more time to focus on what’s really important! Our services are bespoke, different for every salon, to fit unique needs.

What are the top HR issues in Salons:

  1. Staying Compliant HR legislation is ever-changing making it hard to keep up with. In salons, the focus is on the customer, which can sometimes leave HR on the backburner. For example, from April 2020, Jack’s Law was introduced – giving parents the legal right to paid bereavement leave after losing a child. Wurkplace can help your salon stay compliant with UK laws by giving you monthly HR updates!

  2. Managing Staff –  Salons can be busy workplaces, making it harder to manage all of your staff members. Monitoring employees attendance and performance can often be overlooked, but it’s an essential part of a businesses success. Our advanced online HR software can do all the hard work for you – Tracking not just your employees but also new recruits!
  3. Salon HR TrainingStaff in salons usually have to train (often by enrolling in a hair/beauty course) in order to start working, which is why HR training is forgotten. Educating your staff on relevant policies & procedures reduces the frequency of safety issues and non-compliance! We offer a wide range of bespoke HR training courses (e.g. leadership skills, data protection, etc) to suit your unique salon.

At Wurkplace, we provide outsourced Health and Safety services with a personal touch – tailoring all solutions to your business. Our team of Health and Safety consultants are experienced in dealing with transport Health and Safety issues, so you don’t have to worry about compliance!

Our expert HR Consultants can help Salons with:

  • Salon HR Audits – First we will audit all your existing HR policies and procedures in your salon, then our experts will recommend any improvements necessary. Once a year, we will do an additional audit to make sure our services are still working for your salon.

  • Online HR Software – We use an amazing online HR software system which can track your employees hours, absences and store their documents, automating most HR admin processes like payroll. It can also help with recruitment by tracking job applicants, comparing them and inducting new staff.

  • HR Training in Salons – Our extensive variety of online and on-site HR training courses can be tailored to your salon, ensuring staff have the skills they need to deal with any situation.

  • Employee Handbooks & Contracts – Our HR consultants will create bespoke handbooks and contracts for your salon staff, including terms of employment and all relevant HR policies and procedures.

  • Legal Insurance – We can provide legal insurance to salons (as an optional extra) to protect from any legal issues and fees, up to the value of £100,000.

  • Salon Employment Law – Our team can also help with any employment law issues that may occur in salons; for example, sickness/absence meetings, disciplinary issues, grievances, disputes, TUPE, redundancies and retirement.

  • Monthly HR Updates – Every month we will update you on any changes to HR legislation that may apply to your salon, ensuring compliance.

Do you need help with HR or Health and Safety in Your Salon?

Salon Health and Safety

We also provide outsourced Health and Safety services to UK salons, helping them to stay legally compliant and allowing them to focus on their business goals. All of our Health and Safety services are tailored to our clients specifically, ensuring their staff & clients are always safe!

What are the top Health and Safety issues in Salons:

  1. Workplace Accidents – Salons can be full of potential hazards, for example, electrical equipment, chemicals and slips/trips/falls, to name a few. Many salons rent chairs to freelance hairdressers, oftentimes they are not always aware of all the Health & Safety procedures. This can add to the risk of injury, but don’t worry Wurkplace can help! We provide bespoke Health and Safety training to salons across the UK.

  2. COSHH – Both staff and customers can be exposed to harsh substances when in a salon. Bleach, dyes and treatments are commonplace in any salon, having staff who know how to use them and the risks reduce the danger they pose. Our COSHH online training course can be tailored to your salon, ensuring everyone’s safety.

  3. AllergiesHSE says that up to 70% of hairdressers suffer from conditions like dermatitis (caused by developing an allergy to hair products). Additionally, customers in hair & beauty salons can often have an allergic reaction to certain products! Our Health & Safety experts create bespoke risk assessments to ensure PPE is provided where necessary and patch tests are conducted before appointments.

We also offer outsourced HR services that are bespoke to your unique transport business, taking care of all your people-problems and supporting your staff members! We have a team of highly-qualified HR consultants that are well versed in transport HR and Employment Law issues within the transport industry!  

Our expert Health and Safety Consultants can help Salons with:

  • Visiting Salons – We can visit your salon as often as you’d like, allowing us to understand your salon and its staff. This ensures the services we provide are right for your business.

  • Auditing Health & Safety in Salons – Our consultants will audit all your Health & Safety policies and procedures in your salon both initially and annually. This ensures all new and existing potential risks to staff or client Health & Safety are kept at a minimum.

  • Creating Risk Assessments – We can make bespoke risk assessments for your salon, ensuring every risk is identified, assessed and controlled appropriately; always keeping you compliant.

  • Health & Safety Training – Our HR consultants can provide your salon with online or on-site Health & Safety training, with our extensive library of courses to choose from. We can then support you in gaining relevant ISO certifications for your salon.

  • Occupational Health Support – We have our own qualified nurse to assist with any occupational health issues, ranging from medical screenings to physio!

  • Monthly Health & Safety Updates – Once a month we will provide you with an update on Health & Safety regulations, allowing us to adapt existing or implement new procedures to your salon.

HR and Health & Safety Training in Salons

We have a large variety of online training courses, our consultants tailor each of our courses for your salon. This allows all your staff members to have the knowledge and understanding to face any issue/situation, alone or with clients! Developing and training your salon staff encourages them to grow into their role and flourish.

Each training module allows for 3 attempts to gain a pass mark; after the third attempt employees should contact Wurkplace for further assistance. Once the training course has been completed, staff will get a certificate which can be put on their personal records. You can enjoy a free demo for any of our courses on our website!

Our HR and Health & Safety training courses for salons include (but not limited to):

If you want more information on our HR, Health & Safety or Training services, call 0330 400 5490. Alternatively, feel free to use our online contact form.

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