CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Hair and Beauty

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 31 January 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification provides candidates with essential knowledge and understanding of a range of health and safety issues affecting hair and beauty workplaces.

Who needs this qualification?

  Anyone working directly with clients in the hair and beauty sector.

Why is this training important?

By completing this qualification candidates will be able to work more safely in a salon environment.

Learning outcomes

  Roles, responsibilities and standards for health, safety and welfare in hair and beauty practices
  How risk assessments contribute to workplace health and safety
  How to identify and control the risks from common hazards in hair and beauty workplaces
  How to identify and control hygiene hazards in hair and beauty workplaces

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   None
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 

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