Health and Safety

Certificate of Currency

Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, carry a $20 million Public Liability Insurance, it does not at any time cover customers, hirers or other organisations at an event. Antonella Ripani and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, also hold a 'Working with Children Check' card. (see under insurance)

Paints

Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, only uses good quality professional non-toxic face paints rated as for cosmetic use. The glitters used are for cosmetic use also.
The paints are specifically designed for face and body painitng. They are water based and non-toxic. Brands carried by Face Painting Melbourne   use ingredients approoved by the FDA and follow the EU standards for cosmetic applicators.

Brands carried are TAG Body paint which is a company registered with NICNAS.

Products

Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, practice good hygiene. Only clean sponges are used (always washed at high tempetatures) and brushes are rinsed thoroughly in clean water with a brush bath after every job

Skin

Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, cannot paint anyone who is unwell or with a visible skin condition or disease, for example, Chicken Pox, Conjunctivitis, Cuts, Cold Sores or Eczema. If you believe that someone may have very sensitive skin, we can do a patch test prior to painting a face. However,
Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, are not liable for any adverse reaction to paints.

Please present your child with a clean face and please also stay with your child while they are being painted. We will not paint any child against their wishes. Please do not force your child to be painted if they really are unsure or if they decide at any point that they no longer wish to be painted. The whole experience should be fun! We cannot paint unaccompanied children.

For private parties, we will assume that parental consent has been obtained for all the children unless stated otherwise by the host of the party.

Procedure

Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, insist that our products are not touched by the public at any time to ensure that the Health and Safety standards are maintained.

Face paints are recommended for use on children aged two and above. Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, will not paint full faces on children under three years but may, at our discretion, paint a small design on the arm at the parents own risk.

Washing Product off

Removal of paint can be done using water, mild soap and a clean flannel. Baby shampoo is also excellent for removing paints from the face. It is not recommended that baby wipes are used as this may cause the skin to become irritated. Also, some paints will leave a tinge to the skin which will usually fade within a day or so, namely Red, Green and Blue. We take every precaution not to get any paints on clothes, but should a stain occur we recommend removing by soaking in cold water and using soap thereafter (I cannot be held liable for any stains that cannot be removed)

Reactions

If a child's skin reacts to the paints or glitters immediately wash the paint or glitter off with pure water. Clean water is carries by the artist.

Remember

Antonella Ripani, and artists booked through Face Painting Melbourne, want the Face Painting and balloon twisitng activities and all performences to be a fun, realxing and enjoyable experience for every child and adult. If we abide by these simple yet effective guidlines then it will be.

Thank you