Muscat: Rustaq Municipality in South Al Batinah governorate has implemented an inspection campaign for barber shops, to check the extent to which these stores comply with health conditions and general hygiene rules.
The Municipality inspected the cleanliness of the employees of the store, the cleanliness of the equipment and fabrics used, the validity date of the cosmetics and the sterilization device used, the validity of the first aid box and its availability, among other elements.
The director of Rustaq Municipality, Engineer Yarub bin Qahtan Al Yahyai, indicated, “The campaign aims to raise the level of services provided by barber shops as these have a relationship with human health and as they are one of the services concerned with the health aspect.”
“(The aim is) To check the application of public health requirements in force within the laws and requirements for practicing the barber profession, a constant interest in personal and the public hygiene, and to encourage them to provide excellent services to the consumers,” he added.
Al Yahyahi confirmed, “The municipality continues to implement the plan that was established for the current year and inspection campaigns will continue in all sectors. We invite the owners of these stores and other sectors to adhere to all health requirements in order to preserve public health and safety, while stressing that the municipality will not tolerate violators of legal procedures issued in this regard.”