A personal service establishment means a facility in which a person provides a service to or on the body of another person. There are a variety of personal services that range from hair services to esthetics to tattooing and more.
These types of establishments have a range of risk depending on how invasive they are to the body. Regardless of the type of service that is offered they are required to provide services in clean environments and take any measure possible to reduce the risk associated with the service.
Environmental Health Officers work with operators of personal service establishments to ensure safe practices to reduce the chance of spreading communicable diseases. For more information visit BC Ministry of Health Personal Service Establishments.
- Guideline for Personal Service Establishments (PDF)
- Guideline for Body Modification (PDF)
- Guidelines for Laser Hair Removal (PDF)
- Laser Hair Removal Devices: Safety Guidelines for Owners/Operators
- Guidelines for Floatation Tanks (PDF)
- Guidelines for Personal Services offered at Tradeshows (PDF)
- Best Practice Guidelines for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Critical and Semi-critical Medical Devices (PDF)
- Tattoo and Piercing Safety
- Information for Tanning Salon Operators (Indoor Tanning)
Have a complaint or concern?
If you have a health and safety concern or complaint about a personal service establishment, please contact your local Environmental Health Officer