Are Reports Available for All Personal Service Settings?
Reports are only available for personal service businesses that the Health Unit is aware of and has inspected. If they are not listed they are not inspected.
Personal Service Settings include hair salons, barbershops, manicure and pedicure salons, esthetic services, tattoo parlours, body piercing establishments, tanning salons and full service spas. As of July 1, 2018 these premises will be regulated under Regulation O. Reg 136/18.
How Do I Interpret the Reports?
The inspection report only indicates the conditions observed on the day of inspection, so to get a better idea of ongoing compliance we encourage you to view reports over time instead of just looking at the last report.
Public health inspectors inspect personal service settings to monitor for infection prevention and control issues and compliance with regulatory requirements. During these inspections, it is determined if “best practices” are being followed to prevent blood borne infections such as Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS, and other generalized infections from being transmitted to clients and service providers.
Why Do Some Places Have More Inspections Than Others in the Same Year?
The number of inspections that each personal service setting receives each year is based on a minimum required annual inspection, and any re-inspections that may be required to ensure compliance. Additional inspections may be required to follow up on complaints.