In many countries, providers of beauty therapy require special licences which impose strict age restrictions
These licences often include very specific age restrictions for access to these services such as massage, manicure, chiropody, light treatments, eg sunbeds, electric treatments, eg electrolysis, acupuncture, tattoos, piercings or other treatments involving heat, light or vapour, eg sauna or other bath treatments
How can the Age Check Certification Scheme help beauty therapy services?
We test that age check systems work. We do this through audits, test purchasing and mystery shopping. We also provide the training that you need for your staff and all of the industry standard signage and materials for a professional approach. We can help with age verification policies and if you have an online store, we can test this against PAS 1296:2018.
Why do I have to get this done?
Local laws place obligations on beauty therapy services to take steps to prevent the underage sale of age restricted goods. The penalties for failing to comply can be substantial including the forced closure of your business.
What posters and materials do I need to be compliant?
You may be required to display certain posters or warnings in relation to particular products. Our shop has all of the materials, posters, badges, signs and policies that you need to comply with local laws.
What training do I need for our staff?
How do I get my age check systems tested?
If you want a test purchase carrying out at your studio, you can book this through our shop.
If you’ve got a programme of test purchasing activity that you want to discuss with us, then just get in touch. We can provide discounts for programmes of activity. We would be happy to prepare a bespoke proposal for you or to respond to an invitation to tender.
Our test purchasing and mystery shopping services are available in most of the G20 Group of Nations and the European Union.
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