Health and Safety Certificate for Hairdressers and Barbers

Course code: CLM051

This health and safety certificate for hairdressers and barbers will help you to understand best working practices for keeping you, your colleagues and your clients safe.

  • Ideal for hairdressers, barbers and salon owners.
  • Designed to raise health and safety standards across the hairdressing and barbering industry.
  • Course includes 15 training videos across three modules.
  • Study online from the comfort your own home.
  • Submit your assessments online.
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

This health and safety course has been designed to raise health and safety standards across the hair industry and is ideal for hairdressers, barbers and salon owners alike.

The course will teach you how to adopt and maintain best working practices and a safe environment for you, your colleagues and your clients.

Course Duration


Course Outcome

An MHDPro Certificate of Recognition.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites to study this course.


Online multiple-choice tests.

Course content
  • In your first module you will develop your understanding of key health and safety considerations for working in a salon, including your legal duties. Topics covered are listed below.
  • Reducing risks to health and safety.
  • Legal duties with regards to health and safety in a working environment.
  • Safe and hygienic working practices.
  • Posture and positioning for your client.
  • Preparing tools and equipment and disposing of waste.
  • Maintaining a professional environment.
  • Keeping you and your client healthy.
  • Discover the importance of providing a consultation and learn about technical knowledge of treatments, services and products, as well as the biology of hair structure and skin. Topics covered are listed below.
  • Structure and growth cycles.
  • The three main layers of the skin.
  • The basic structure of hair.
  • Product and technique choice and enhance your consultation skills.
  • Hair science.
  • Infectious diseases and parasites.
  • Consultancy and communication skills.
  • Hair and skin testing form a vital element of the consultation process and the failure to carry out either can lead to client dissatisfaction or even legal action. Topics included in this module are below.
  • Condition of the cuticle and cortex.
  • Porosity and elasticity tests.
  • Performing skin tests.
  • Checking hair for metallic salts.
  • The colour strand test.
Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, you can start studying at any time. You will also have as much time as you need to complete the course.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be sent online, so receiving your materials is easy.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an MHDPro Certificate of Recognition.


With each lesson, you will be required to achieve 70% in a multiple-choice test before being able to move onto the next section.

What next?

Through this course, you will be able to display your certificate of achievement within your salon or across your social media channels to demonstrate your new skills to current and prospective clients.


You are not required to have any previous skills or experience to complete this course, however, we do recommend that you have an intermediate level of hairdressing knowledge and skill.

You will have an unlimited amount of time to complete this course.

  • Dedicated student support.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • FREE CV critique service.
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers.
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card.

No. However, you will be required to complete multiple-choice tests online as you progress through the course materials.

With each lesson, you will be required to achieve 70% in a multiple-choice test before being able to move onto the next section.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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