Updated 2013

  • Yes. Footbaths must be cleaned and disinfected between clients.
  • Footbaths must also be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.

  • Yes. If the footbath is pipeless or non-recirculating, then the screen must be cleanedand disinfected between clients.
  • If the footbath has pipes or is recirculating, then the screen must be removed, cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.

Between clients you must:

  • Clean the tub with soap and water. Use a scrub brush.*
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Disinfect the tub with a disinfectant that has a Tuberculocidial (TB) claim on the label. Spray the footbath thoroughly and follow the manufacturer instructions.

OR

Disinfect the tub with a bleach solution. The solution can be made by mixing 10 ml of bleach with 495 ml of water or 2 teaspoons of bleach with 2 cups of water. It must be made fresh daily. Spray the footbath with the bleach solution and let it sit for 10 minutes.

If the footbath has a screen, then the screen must be removed, cleaned and disinfected between clients and at the end of each day.

Between clients you must:

  • Clean the tub with soap and water. Use a scrub brush.*
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Disinfect the tub with a disinfectant that has a TB claim on the label. Circulate the disinfectant through the pipes and follow the manufacturer instructions.

OR

Disinfect the tub with a bleach solution (this may be corrosive to your pipes). The solution can be made by mixing 20 litres of water with 404 ml of bleach, approximately the volume of a small drinking water bottle. Circulate the solution through the pipes for at least 10 minutes.

At the end of each day, the screen must be removed, cleaned and disinfected.

  • Tell your clients to avoid waxing or shaving legs 24 hours before having a pedicure

* At the end of each day clean and soak the scrub brush in a disinfectant.

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