The Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC) has developed post COVID-19 guidelines on health, safety and hygiene measures in the Beauty and Wellness industry. Understanding the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic and recognizing the fact that knowledge is the only tool to tackle the virus affecting the human lives, B&WSSC has issued these guidelines which are duly vetted by the medical fraternity to propagate social distancing and many such critical precautionary measures to keep the workforce safeguarded, post the lockdown.
This initiative was even more imperative since the Beauty and Wellness industry is all about dealing in close proximity with humans while rendering services to their clientele and for the walk-ins as well availing these services.
In order to reach out to mass recipients for better understanding, B&WSSC translated these guidelines in two national and nine regional languages namely, English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese.
Ms Monica Bahl, CEO, B&WSSC said “The aim of developing these medically certified Guidelines is to provide the required knowledge on health, safety and hygiene so as to enable the Beauty and Wellness workforce to orient themselves on the new standards required to deal with the situation post COVID-19 Lockdown, as and when the Industry opens”.
Keeping its core deliveries intact of skilling the nation, B&WSSC has taken a step further and launched a free online certification program for the Beauty and Wellness industry professionals such as Salon Managers and Owners, Beauty and Spa Therapists, Hairdressers, Fitness Experts, Yoga Trainers and Practitioners, technicians, other related staff and even the Clientele, as recipients of services. This program serves as a know-how test of the precautionary measures defined in the guidelines and enables the participants with improved knowledge and sustenance of the Health and Safety standards, post the lockdown as and when the industry opens.
Visit www.bwssc.in to participate and earn your certificate through the program.
The Beauty and Wellness industry in India is growing at a pace almost twice as that of US and European markets, making it the 10th fastest growing market globally. It is expected to double by 2020 and emerge as one of the largest job providers by 2022.
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It is important to engage the Youth at an early stage, thus B&WSSC has developed a curriculum for schools which today is a part of NCERT books for classes starting classes IX to XII and degree level course (B. VOC.) to be pursued at various colleges and universities across India. Currently 23 colleges under UGC are offering this course.