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Nottinghamshire’s Hygiene Accreditation Scheme

Invasive body modifications and similar beauty treatments present a risk of infection and ill-health, particularly where treatments are not carried out in a suitable environment or in a hygienic manner.

With body modifications becoming more popular than ever, it is important that citizens are reassured that appropriate hygiene and safety standards are being maintained.

Nottinghamshire’s Hygiene Accreditation Scheme (HAS) is a voluntary scheme set up to improve and maintain hygiene and safety standards within premises offering Tattooing, Semi-Permanent Make Up and Cosmetic Body Piercing treatments.

This rating applies only to the hygiene and safety of the establishment and is not reflective of the skill or quality of the procedures carried out at the premises. All businesses who participate in the scheme are bound by the ‘Scheme Rules’. The Scheme Rules including the Rating Schedule is available below.

The scheme assesses the hygiene and safety standards against criteria referred to as the ‘Rating Schedule’ [Appendix 1 to the Scheme Rules]. The Rating Schedule has been devised using nationally recognised guidance including the Guidance Toolkit produced by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 

Nottinghamshire’s Rating Accreditation Scheme

Environmental Health Officers will assess hygiene and safety standards against the Rating Schedule and award the premises a rating:

‘0’ – ‘Urgent Improvement Required’

‘1’ – ‘Major Improvement Required’

‘2’ – ‘Improvement Required’

‘3’ – ‘Satisfactory’

‘4’ – ‘Very Good’

‘5’ – ‘Excellent’

The scheme compliments the requirement to register under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

To achieve the best possible score, proprietors should refer to and utilise the ‘Audit Tool’ and ‘Management System Guidance’ documents.

How to Apply

You can apply for membership to the scheme using the application form below. To process the application, you must return a completed the form and pay the application fee.

NHAS Application form

Upon receipt of the application form, an officer will contact you to arrange payment. The fee for an inspection and rating is £120.

Request for Re Visit

You can request a re-visit by completing the revisit form below. The fee for a re-visit and re-rating is £60.

NHAS ReRating form

Please note that the fees can only be paid using a bank card; cash and cheque are not accepted.

Registered Businesses 

Businesses Registered with Notts Hygiene Accreditation Scheme

Business Name Address Rating
Rehab Beauty 54 Henry Road, West Bridgford NG2 7NB  5 - excellent 
Vellum Tattoo Studio 12a Gordon Road, West Bridgford  NG2 5LN  -


Acupuncture/ tattooing/ ear piercing/ electrolysis