Workplace Health and Safety Student Program
Hairdressing Industry (Continued)
Where possible, you should use appropriate seating such as ergonomically designed stools. You should also consider the importance of appropriate footwear such as low heeled, comfortable, covered shoes.
Where possible, tasks should be varied throughout the day.
Even though you may be young and new to the job, as a young employee you have a responsibility to speak up if you feel your job is too difficult, too tiring or puts you at risk of injury.
It is the employer's responsibility to provide you with safe work procedures, and with instruction, training and supervision for tasks.
Tools of the Hairdressing Trade
A wide variety of tools and appliances are used by hairdressers in their daily work.
These responsibilities include:
Now try the self assessment questions. There are 16 questions and if you get 12 or more correct you can receive a Safety Sense Certificate, Hairdressing Industry, issued by the Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relations.
Self Assessment Questions
You have worked through a variety of information about occupational safety and health in the Hairdressing Industry. The knowledge you have gained will help you as a work placement or work experience student, and will prepare you for becoming an employee.
As you work through the questions, you must think of yourself as an employee to answer them correctly.
The questions are in a True/False format. You should indicate your answer to each question by clicking on the circle next to the option you select. When you have answered all questions, click the 'Submit Your Answers' button at the end of the test. Your answers will then be assessed and your result displayed. If you answer at least 75% of the questions correctly you can receive an on-line certificate which can be printed and retained to show you have completed this Hairdressing Industry component of Safety Sense.
This page was last updated on 5 September, 2001
Queensland Department of Industrial Relations