Tattoo and Skin Piercing Hygiene Accreditation Scheme

Tattoo and Skin Piercing Hygiene Accreditation Scheme

Information about the county-wide tattoo and skin piercing Hygiene Accreditation Scheme, from the rules and regulations to establishments that have achieved accreditation.

The Scheme

Nottinghamshire's Hygiene Accreditation Scheme is a voluntary scheme set up to improve and maintain hygiene and safety standards within premises offering Tattooing, Semi-Permanent Make-Up and Cosmetic Body Piercing Treatments.

Upon applying to the scheme, establishments receive a rating based on their hygiene and safety. This is not reflective of the skill or quality of the procedures carried out at the premises. All businesses who participate in the scheme are bound by the Scheme Rules.

View the Hygiene Accreditation Scheme Rules. (.pdf) (119KB) (Opens in a New Window)

The scheme compliments the requirement to register under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

View the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. (Opens in a New Window)

Proprietors should make use of our Audit Tool and Management System Guidance in order to achieve the best possible score.

View the Hygiene Accreditation Scheme Audit Tool (.pdf) (197KB) (Opens in a New Window)

View the Hygiene Accreditation Scheme Management System Guidance (.pdf) (75.3KB) (Opens in a New Window)

How To Apply

Please make sure that you have already registered your establishment under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 before applying.

You must then fill out an application form, returning the completed form and paying the application fee. The cost of an inspection and rating is £140.

Apply for Hygiene Accreditation Scheme (Opens in a New Window)

Request for a Re-Visit

If you want to improve your rating, you can request a re-visit. The cost of a re-visit and re-rating is £80.

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Ratings

Environmental Health Officers assess the hygiene and safety standards of establishments after they've applied and award the premises a rating based on their success against a Rating Schedule.  Find out more about the specific requirements in the Scheme Rules.


Hygiene Rating Sticker 0 Urgent Improvement Required

Urgent Improvement Required

The premises does not achieve any of the requirements for accreditation.


Hygiene Rating Sticker 1 Major Improvement Required

Major Improvement Required

The premises achieves Level 1 requirements relating to Cleanliness of Premises and Fittings; Cleansing and so far as is appropriate, the sterilisation of needles, instruments, jewelry, materials and equipment; and the Cleanliness, Personal Hygiene, and Safety of Operators.


Hygiene Rating Sticker 2 Improvement Required

Improvement Required

The premises achieves all Level 1 requirements plus all Level 2 requirements including more on Cleanliness of Premises and Fittings; Cleansing and so far as is appropriate, the sterilisation of needles, instruments, jewelry, materials and equipment; and the Cleanliness, Personal Hygiene, and Safety of Operators; plus Documentation, Equipment Safety, and the Competence of Operators.


Hygiene Rating Sticker 3 Satisfactory

Satisfactory

The premises achieves all Level 2 requirements, plus all Level 3 requirements including more on Cleanliness, Personal Hygiene and Safety of Operators, Documentation, and Equipment Safety.


Hygiene Rating Sticker 4 Very Good

Very Good

The premises achieves all Level 3 requirements, plus all Level 4 requirements including more on Cleanliness of Premises and Fittings; Cleanliness, Personal Hygiene and Safety of Operators and Documentation.


Hygiene Rating Sticker 5 Excellent

Excellent

The premises achieves all Level 4 requirements, plus all Level 5 requirements including Immunisation; Management System; Insurance; and Auditing.


Establishments

The following establishments have been accredited under the Hygiene Accreditation Scheme.

Accredited Establishments
Establishment Name Address Rating

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Contact
Environmental Health
tel: 0115 917 3485