• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Premises details

  • Trading name

  • Licence number

  • Address

  • Proprietor

  • Person interviewed

  • Inspection type

  • Inspection time & date

  • Business details notified [PHA31(1)]

  • Inspection fee to be invoiced


  • Waxing

  • Nail services

  • Ear piercing

  • Body piercing

  • Tattooing

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Skin needling

  • Electrolysis

  • Cosmetic enhancement

  • Semi-permanent makeup

  • Colonic lavage

  • Other



  • Premises is clean and hygienic [PHR23(1)a]

  • Premises is structurally suitable [LGR11(1)]

  • Adequate washing, drainage, ventilation and lighting facilities provided [LGR13(1)]

  • Suitable floor coverings, shelves, fittings and furniture [LGR13(3)]

  • Shelves fittings and furniture are durable, smooth, impervious to moisture and capable of being easily cleaned [LGR13(4b)]

  • Hand wash basin provided [PHR23(1c)]

  • In each treatment room

  • Hand wash basin is provided with clean, potable, warm water through a common spout [PH23(1c) & LGR13(4a)]

  • Hand basin situated against a wall with a durable, smooth, impervious to moisture and capable of being easily clean [LGR11(2)]

  • Liquid soap provided [PHR23(1e)(i)]

  • Single use towels or other suitable hand drying equipment provided [PHR23(1e)(ii)]

  • Separate sink for the cleaning of equipment [PHR23(1d)]

  • Cleaning sink provided with clean, warm water [PHR23(d)]

  • Adequate toilet facilities provided (colonic lavage) [PHR24(a)&(b)]


  • Equipment is in good working order [PHR23(2)]

  • Equipment is stored in a clean and dry environment [PHR23(2)]

  • Clean linen available [PHR23(e)(iii)]

  • Clean and dirty linen stored in separate receptacles

  • Adequate supply of sterile disposable needles available [PHR25(2)]

  • Single use items i.e. needles not re-used [PHR27(1)]

  • All articles used to penetrate the skin (including both reusable articles and single use items) are clean and sterile [PHR27(5)]


  • Waste disposal bin provided [PHR23(b)]

  • Compliant yellow sharps container provided [PHR25(1)&(3)]

  • Sharps container appropriately disposed of by a licensed contractor [POEO]

  • Sharps / needles disposed into a sharps container immediately after use [PHR27(2)&(4)]

  • Single use items are appropriately disposed of immediately after use [PHR27(3)&28(1b)]


  • Hands washed prior to conducting procedure

  • Clean gowns or aprons available and worn during skin pen procedure [PHR23(e)(iii)&28(2)&(3)]

  • Single use disposable gloves are provided and worn during skin penetration procedures [PHR23(e)(iii)&28(1a)]

  • Skin prepared with suitable antiseptic (pre-wax solution)

  • The spatula used to apply the wax is thrown out after use - no double dipping [PHR30]

  • Wax not reused and thrown out after use [PHR30]

  • Roll on wax: canister / applicator not reused [PHR30]

  • The ink, pigment or other liquid decanted into single use container [PHR29(1)]

  • Single use container / applicators not reused [PHR29(1)]

  • Single use applicator used [PHR29(1)]


  • All equipment is cleaned and dried after use [PHR23(2)]

  • Hospital grade disinfectant is being used

  • Foot spas are cleaned and disinfected

  • Cleaned and disinfected after each client

  • Components removed and cleaned daily

  • Soaked overnight once a week [PHR23(2)]


  • All reusable articles used to penetrate the skin are cleaned and sterilised using a bench top autoclave [PHR26(1)&(2)(a)]

  • All sterilised articles kept in a sterilised environment [PHR27(5)]

  • Operator is adequately trained in the operation of the autoclave (onsite sterilisation) [PHR26(2b)]

  • Articles prepared and packed appropriately. Autoclave operated correctly [PHR26(c)]

  • Records kept for autoclave sterilisation (onsite) including time, date, length of time, temperature and pressure levels of the autoclave OR Records kept for sterilisation (offsite) including the date when the articles were sent off for sterilisation and the name and address details of the person who sterilises the articles [PHR26(3)&(4)]

  • Records of sterilisation kept at the premises for minimum of 12 months [PHR26(3)&(4)]

  • Autoclave is serviced and calibrated annually [PHR26(2c)]

  • Comments

  • Inspection result

  • Action

  • Reinspection required

  • Date of reinspection

  • I have read and understood the contents of this inspection report and will forward the report,mid applicable, onto the proprietor / owner or applicable person.

  • Time inspection completed


Inspection results

  • Satisfactory - All aspects of the premises comply with relevant legislative requirements.

  • Unsatisfactory - one or more relevant legislative requirements have not been met and have resulted in unsatisfactory workplace practices. A re-inspection will be required and legal action may be considered should the matter not be citified prior to the reinspection.

General information

  • The Skin Penetration Code of Best Practice and The Guidelines on Skin Penetration published by NSW Health outline the industries best practice standards. Council advises all premises to comply with the relevant documents for best practice purposes.

  • NSW Health advises that cuticle cutters are a skin penetration item that is required to be sterilised. Sterilisation can only be undertaken using an autoclave or dry heat steriliser. The sterilisation unit must comply with Australian Standard AS 2182 - Sterilisers - steam - benchtop" and be registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

  • Fact sheets on procedures carried out by skin penetration premises can be found on the NSW Health website Fact sheets are available in English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic and other languages.

  • Information on submission requirements for Development Applications, registration forms and fact sheets may be found on Council's website. Search for "Skin Penetration Premises Information" in the A-Z Index.

Council's Contact Details

  • The Hills Shire Council Telephone: (02) 9843 0555 Email:

  • 129 Showground Road Fax: (02) 9843 0409 Web:

  • Castle Hill NSW 2154 DX 8455 Castle Hill ABN: 25 034 494 656

  • PO Box 75 Castle Hill NSW 1765

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