10 Basic Inspection Guidelines

Check with your state board for specific laws and regulations related to your practice and use the following guidelines as a general reference to survive an inspection.

  1. Inspectors conduct inspections throughout the state on a daily basis. Upon arrival at your spa, an inspector is often required to present credentials (usually in the form of a state-issued identification card) before conducting the inspection.
  2. If a person comes to your spa to conduct an inspection and fails to present proper credentials, you should not allow that person to conduct an inspection.
  3. Be suspicious if a board inspector offers to take any money from any person for any reason prior to, during or after an inspection.
  4. Keep sanitation logs handy and visible.
  5. Properly label sanitized implements; for example: sterilization pouches, disinfectant, etc.
  6. Make sure licenses are current.
  7. Keep your spa clean, neat and orderly.
  8. Become familiar with common violations in your state and make sure your spa has none.
  9. Do not try to look for loop holes in the law; this could really set you up for failure.
  10. Consult with an attorney if you are unsure about compliance issues or have questions about violations.