Health and Safety Act

How to recognise burnout – and what to do if you have it

by HSA Admin • January 21, 2021

The hair and beauty industry is fast-paced, physically strenuous, and requires an extremely high level of emotional care and empathy. So it’s no surprise more hair stylists than ever are coming to us feeling mentally exhaustedand frustrated. Our mental health and our jobs are strongly linked – if you’re struggling at work, it can lead […]


Staying safe as a barber in COVID-19

by HSA Admin • July 31, 2020

Has anyone been overloaded with info on how to operate safely, but isn’t really sure how it works on the salon floor? We spoke to Nathan, a barber and HSA Ambassador, who works in Melbourne, where restrictions have closed the industry for six weeks. Nathan wants to share his experience with barbers in Regional Victoria […]


What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for me and my workplace?

by HSA Admin • March 23, 2020

We know that coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown up a lot of uncertainty around who is able to work, what is operating, what support you have, and what happens if your workplace is shut down. At HSA, our number-one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members, making sure you are in a safe […]


Your Health and Safety Rights on COVID-19

by HSA Admin • March 19, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus has changed the face of work in Australia, and for industries like hair and beauty, where we work with clients and get up close and personal, we need to be sure of our workplace rights, and what to do if they’re being ignored. Here are some health and safety guidelines you […]


FAQ – The medical facts behind COVID-19

by HSA Admin • March 19, 2020

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? Coronavirus is a group of viruses which normally cause mild illness, with symptoms similar to a common cold. A new strain, COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Hubei Province, China. It is very different from, and more serious than, the usual seasonal influenza outbreaks that happen every year. What […]


What hair stylists need to know about Coronavirus

by HSA Admin • March 12, 2020

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is becoming more widespread in Australia with each passing day. Because of our close contact with clients and busy schedules, workers in the hair and beauty industry have an increased risk of being infected if we don’t take the right precautions. We’re keeping a close eye on COVID-19 at HSA, and we’re […]


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