Salon Safety

Lets talk salon equipment…

There is a ton of it and with multiple people using everything at the same time, we take for granted all the bad things that could happen. Many different electrical hazards can happen every day and it is important that everyone, employee and customer knows how to prevent them.

Truth

Electricity can be a major hazard in a salon. Not only are there chances of fires, burns, electrocutions, and other things involved, but all of these can be prevented when taken the proper precautions that anyone can be on the lookout for.

Things to look out for

There are many different pieces of equipment that are in a salon that the employees need to be on the lookout for. Customers as well can have an eye out too. I know this is not the customers responsibility, but if you see something out of the normal or feel unsafe in any situation, tell someone and do not put yourself in harms way. This to potentially look out for are frayed cords, open electrical panels, outlets that are loose, over usage of outlets (like the picture above) should never be used in this manner. Other machinery and bigger equipment can be a problem as well if not taken care of properly. Remember if anything is questionable, get help.

Prevention Steps

There are a number of different ways to prevent troublesome problems in a salon. Making sure all connections of your most used equipment is key. Check the cords of there most used items rather frequently. Also, keeping track of when any electrical maintenance was done to any equipment is an added bonus. Make sure anything flammable is out of the way of electrical outlets and never over surge an outlet. Also consulting with a Venice electrician is always a good idea if you have time to have your salon inspected. You can have this posted in your salon stating that your business has been inspected and approved.