AHC – Australian Hairdressing Council

This section includes resources for workplaces in the Hairdressing and barbers industry on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19. 

The Hairdressing and barbers industry provides a range of hair-related services, such as hair cutting, colouring and styling, and facial hair grooming. 

Hairdressing and barber services can be provided in a range of settings, ranging from small shops to large salons, or through a mobile service in private homes.

To ensure this information is as accessible and easy to understand as possible, we refer to ‘employers’ and their responsibilities.

However, under the model WHS laws, duties apply to any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) which includes employers, but also others who engage workers. For more information about who is a PCBU see our Interpretive Guideline – model Work Health and Safety Act – the meaning of ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’.

Safe Work Australia does not regulate or enforce WHS laws or the recently introduced COVID-19 restrictions on business operations. If you need help deciding how WHS laws apply to you or what to do at your workplace, contact the WHS regulator in your jurisdiction. If you want to know what restrictions on business operations apply to you or your workplace, go to your relevant state and territory government website for information.


Safe Work Australia COVID-19 Information for Workplaces – Hairdressing and Barbers