PROFESSIONALISM & CODE OF ETHICS
Code of ethics are in place to ensure a set standard of behaviors displayed whilst working in the industry.
Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy Code of Ethics
Here at Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy, we have our own code of practice based on the expected standards and behaviour of both the industry and of our institute.
We declare that we will always work within the law and never treat, or claim to be able to treat a medical condition. We respect client confidentiality at all times and fully adhere to all Data Protection requirements, including registering with the Information Commissioner’s Office for all electronically stored data. We show respect for other professions by referring clients when appropriate, for example to general practitioners, chiropodists and physiotherapists.
We will ensure we maintain a high standard of hygiene and safety in every aspect of our work. We will not perform treatments if the client has conditions that make them unsuitable for that treatment, and in some cases may need to request written permission from the client’s general practitioner to be sure it is safe to treat them. We will be supportive, helpful and respectful towards other professional beauty therapists. We will conduct ourselves professionally and appropriately at all times, including never questioning or criticising the work of another therapist. This standard of conduct is especially important when performing treatments on members of the opposite sex.
The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics is provided to advise members of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, of what is acceptable practice. It is intended to ensure that the public are protected from improper practices and to establish and maintain proper standards of behaviour by members of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Limited.
The Directors of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Limited reserve the right to consider any form of professional misconduct which may be brought to their attention, even though such misconduct may not appear to come within the scope or precise wording of any of the rules set out in the Code of Ethics. Applications for all categories of membership are accepted on the understanding that members will adhere to the restrictions defined in the Code of Ethics.
Applications which are made in contravention of the Code of Ethics will be considered to have been made under false pretences.
'Members' refers to all categories of membership of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists i.e. Full Members, Associate Members, Student Members and Overseas Members.
The Feminine shall include the Masculine.
Please note that as members of "The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists", Total Hair and Beauty Training Academy abide by and agree to all of the following. They also expect all students to agree to and abide by these codes.
Code of Ethics
Members are obliged to uphold the dignity of the profession and shall conduct themselves in conformity with good taste and professional decorum.
Breach of Code
- Members agree to act honourably towards their clients and fellow practitioners.
- Members agree to maintain the confidentiality of their clients at all times.
- Members must refrain from criticising the work of fellow practitioners.
- Members must not undertake treatments which are beyond the scope of their professional training.
- Members who do not hold a relevant medical qualification must advise clients to consult a medical practitioner in such cases.
- Members must not treat any client for a condition which, to her knowledge, is at the time under the care of a medical practitioner without the knowledge and consent of that practitioner.
- Members should enquire before treating a client for the first time if the client is under the care of a medical practitioner.
- Members must not give injections or prescribe pills, ointments or lotions which should be prescribed by a medical practitioner.
- Members must not engage in activities which are illegal or immoral. Members must not work in, or be associated with establishments which offer services which are illegal or immoral.
Any breach of The Code of Ethics may be deemed professional misconduct. The Directors of The Guild of Professional
Beauty Therapists reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership of the individual or group of individuals in such cases. The decision of the Directors in such cases is final.
All certificates, badges, signs and publicity materials remain the property of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Limited and must be returned on termination of membership.
As mentioned above this is an example of a code of ethics, but as you can see from the wording this is taken very seriously by industry insurers and as such should be adhered to at all times.