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Phase two


Preparing to leave prison and show ability to work, manage or own a barbershop

Prior to our visit, candidates must hold or be training towards a Level 3 Barbering Certificate.

The candidate must show professional proficiency in the day to day managing of the salon whilst promoting the correct salon etiquette for staff and clients.

The candidate must have assisted in helping run a Phase One course as a teaching assistant. Maximum of three candidates per visit.


Morning: Brief the team on the day’s events

The Candidates will be tested in three main subjects: Health & Safety, Practical Teaching Skills and Health & Safety Legislation

  • Orally, to confirm a good knowledge of Salon Health & Safety, regarding;
    Sterilization of tools and equipment
    How to prevent cross infection and cross contamination

    What are the safety requirements to run a safe salon and ensure you reduce any risks to yourself, your staff and your clients?
    What can you do to minimize the risks of dermatitis?

  • To give a practical teaching demonstration of barbering skills on a model, such as: Out-lining with scissors and clippers
    Club cutting

    Scissors over comb

  • Orally, test for knowledge of current legislations that apply to the running of a barber shop regarding: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)
    The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE)

    The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation 1992 (COSHH)
    Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Fire Precautions Act 1971

    Data Protection Act 1998



De-brief all the team
Question and answers
Inspirational talk
Presentation of trophy and certificates

NB: Prison to cover travel costs and accommodation if required

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