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Byelaws Hair Dressers & Barbers

Any person wishing to carry on the business as a hairdresser/barber must register the business with the Local Authority. A certificate of registration will be issued after a favourable premises inspection report is received, (Note - the premises must comply with any relevant planning/building consents)

The Byelaws detailed below have been adopted by Dudley Council in relation to hairdressers and barbers

As to hairdressers and barbers made by the Borough Council of Dudley under Section 77 Of the Public Health Act 1961

 1. In these byelaws, unless the context otherwise requires:

  • "business", means a hairdresser's or barber's business;
  • "premises" means on which the business is carried on;
  • "day" means a day which business is carried on;

2. The interpretation Act 1889 applies to the interpretation of these byelaws as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

For the purpose of securing the cleanliness of premises, a person carrying on the business on those premises, a person carrying on the business on those premises shall comply with the following provisions:-

  • All internal walls, partitions and ceilings shall be capable of being kept clean, and shall be kept clean and in good repair.
  • The floor and any covering shall be kept in good repair, and shall be cleaned at least once a day and swept as necessary to prevent the accumulation of hair clippings, neck wool or other litter.
  • All such sweepings and all other litter shall be placed in suitable covered receptacles, which shall be emptied at least once a day, and as necessary, and kept clean.
  • Every chair or seat shall be kept clean.
  • Every shelf, table, cabinet, washbasin and other fitting shall be kept clean.

3. For the purpose of securing the cleanliness of instruments, towels, materials and equipment used in premises, a person carrying on the business on those premises shall comply with the following provisions:-

  •  Immediately before use in connection with any customer;
  •  any gown, wrap or other protective clothing shall be clean.
  •  any paper or other covering placed on the back of a chair and any towel, cloth, hairnet, neck wool or other article which is applied to the face, head or neck shall be clean, and shall not previously have been used in connection with any other customer unless it consists of a material which can be, and has been, adequately cleaned.
  •  any item of equipment and metal instrument likely to come into contact with the customer shall be clean.
  •  any hairbrush, comb or similar instrument shall be clean.
  •  any soap in solid form shall have been adequately rinsed.
  • A fresh supply of water shall be used for purposes of shaving, shampooing or washing each customer, and all articles used for purposes of shaving (including any styptic in solid form) shall be adequately cleaned immediately before and after use.
  •  Adequate facilities shall be provided for the purposes of any cleaning required to be carried out in pursuance of this byelaw.

4. For the purpose of securing the cleanliness of hairdressers or barbers working on premises in regard to both themselves and their clothing:-

  • No such hairdresser or barber shall attend to any customer unless;
  • his hands are clean.
  • he is wearing a clean and washable overall.
  • he keeps any open boil or sore on an exposed part of his body effectively covered by an impermeable dressing.

Every person carrying on a business on premises:-

  • shall take all reasonable steps to secure compliance with the foregoing provisions of this byelaw by the hairdressers or barbers working on such premises.
  • shall provide and maintain suitable and sufficient washing facilities for the hairdressers and barbers working on such premises.

5. Any person who offends against any of these byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.

6. The byelaws as to hairdresser's and barber's:-

  • Made by the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses of the Borough of Stourbridge on the Eleventh Day of February 1963, and confirmed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government on the Twenty-third day of April 1963.
  • Made by the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the County Borough of Dudley on the Seventh day of April 1970, and confirmed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government on the Sixth day of August 1970.
    are hereby revoked.

THE COMMON SEAL OF DUDLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL was hereunto affixed the Eighth day of August 1975

Sgd. M. BERRIDGE

Director of Legal and Administrative Services

DUDLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH

BYELAW

As to hairdressers and barbers made by The Borough Council of Dudley under Section 77 Of the Public Health Act 1961

The Byelaw No. 5 of the series with respect to hairdresser’s and barber’s made by the Borough Council of Dudley on the 8th day of August 1975, and confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Environment on the 29th day of October 1975, is hereby repealed and replaced by the following byelaw which shall be read and construed as one with the series aforesaid:-

5. Any person who offends against any of these byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100.

THE COMMON SEAL of the BOROUGH COUNCIL OF DUDLEY was hereunto AFFIXED the 10th day of 1985 in the presence of:

(Sgd.) L.T. BARNFIELD
Chief Legal Officer

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The following byelaw is hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and shall come into operation on 1st September 1985.

R. IREDALE

Signed by authority of The Secretary of State 25th July 1985

A Senior Principal in the Department of the Environment

Contact Details

  • Name Environmental Safety and Health
  • Address People Directorate, 3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345