Bassetlaw Business Gets the First Hygiene Accreditation Scheme
A Worksop tattooist is the first business in Nottinghamshire to be awarded an ‘Excellent’ five-star rating as part of a new scheme to promote high standards of hygiene and safety in the body modification industry.
Body Alter, of Bridge Street in Worksop has been awarded the highest possible rating as part of the new Hygiene Accreditation Scheme (HAS), which is promoted by all of the District and City Council’s in Nottinghamshire.
The award was presented to Body Alter following an assessment by Environmental Health Officers at Bassetlaw District Council, using nationally recognised guidance including the Tattoo and Body Piercing Toolkit produced by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
Paddy Kielty, owner of Body Alter said: “We are really pleased that we have achieved the top score in the Hygiene Accreditation Scheme. To be the first in Nottinghamshire is wonderful and we hope other establishments will now follow suit.
“The safety of our customers is our top priority and we are proud to offer a safe and clean environment for our clients.”
Nottinghamshire’s HAS is a voluntary scheme that aims to improve and maintain the hygiene and safety standards of businesses that offer treatments such as tattooing, semi-permanent make-up and cosmetic body piercing.
Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “It is great to see that a business based in Bassetlaw is the first establishment to receive the top award in the Nottinghamshire Hygiene Accreditation Scheme.
“I would encourage any business providing these services to apply to be assessed for the scheme. The process of applying is easy and there is help available via a toolkit and guidance document.”
Environmental Health Officers assess the hygiene and safety standards of the establishment only, not the skill or quality of the procedures carried out, and award one of the following ratings:
0 – Urgent Improvement Required
1 – Major Improvement Required
2 – Improvement Required
3 – Satisfactory
4 – Very Good
5 – Excellent
To apply or find out more about the scheme, visit our Nottinghamshire Hygiene Accreditation Page.