The 5 year plan

Each year the UKAPP aim to slightly raise the bar for membership requirement. Allowing 12 months for current members to make the necessary changes to meet the standards.

2018 REQUIREMENTS……………………………………………………

  • Helix testing daily
  • Wall mounted sharps bin
  • Sterile single use assistance implements, such as corks, elastic bands etc
  • Single use marking implements

2019 REQUIREMENTS……………………………………………………

  • Sealable biohazards container
  • Separate, dedicated heated ultrasonic for processing jewellery (if applicable)

2020 REQUIREMENTS……………………………………………………

  • Separate, dedicated hand washing facilities. In room
  • Hands free controls for handwashing

2021 REQUIREMENTS……………………………………………………

  • Completely separate, walled, dedicated piercing space. With no other services being offered within.

YEAR 2022

  • Devoted sterilisation room (if applicable)
  • Internally threaded jewellery or push-fit
The requirements are expected to be met for the beginning of each new year, January. Failure to meet the new standards will result in having membership revoked.

Initial membership set up fee £100 annual renewal £30

Failure to comply with updated requirements will result in the full application fees being charged again.