NAIL salons in Warwick district can expect a visit from the council in the next few months.
The rise in popularity for gel and acrylic nails has seen a rapid growth of nail bars in the town over the last two years. Now health and safety want to check that all salons are being properly run and complying with regulations.
Inspectors will be looking for potential hazards, including poor ventilation, inadequate chemical safety, infection control and waste disposal. They will also check working procedures and equipment maintenance, and make sure all staff are correctly trained.
Salons that fall short of required standards will initially receive a guidance letter and advisory visit. Further action will be taken if businesses continually fail to meet these requirements.
District health spokeswoman Coun Marianne Rolfe said: “We are confident that we will find that the standard of health and safety in the district’s nail bars and salons is good.
“However, if any are failing it is important that we intervene and work with the proprietors to carry out the necessary work to bring them up to the required standard, so as not to risk the health and wellbeing of their staff and clients.”