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Published Friday 19 April 2019
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Council carries out health inspections

If you plan on treating yourself to a piercing, a tattoo, a haircut or head to a myotherapist, it is important to check if that business is registered and compliant with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

Mitchell Shire Council Environmental Health Officers regularly conduct inspections of worksites that fall under this legislation to make sure they are safe and hygienic.

If the business is not registered, inspections do not take place which means potential health risks can occur including the spread of things like Hepatitis B and C.

There are some exemptions to this for organisations registered with industry-regulated bodies. These organisations will still comply with the laws set out to them by those bodies.

Council will issue infringements and prosecute people or companies that operate without registration.

For more information, please visit our website www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or contact us on 5734 6200.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“Environmental Health Officers work hard to help make sure our community is safe. Any business operating in the beauty industry should be compliant to the law to avoid any surprises,” he said.

“Businesses in these industries should make sure they are doing the right thing by their customers, their staff and themselves. This is important for community safety and to avoid fines.

“There are so many wonderful beauty businesses in our community and most of them do a great job. We don’t want their good reputation tarnished by operators who don’t do the right thing. It’s not fair on the good operators and it’s not fair on our community.

“No matter the business or industry, Council’s paramount concern is keeping our community safe.”

This page was last updated on 14 May 2019.