96 - Other personal service activities

This Chapter has been extracted from the ONS Explanatory Notes and provides a more detailed explanation of possible activities that could fall within the SIC Codes related to the Chapter.

This division includes all service activities not mentioned elsewhere in the classification. Notably it includes types of services such as washing and (dry-)cleaning of textiles and fur products, hairdressing and other beauty treatment, funeral and related activities.

96.0 Other personal service activities

96.01 Washing and (dry-)cleaning of textile and fur products

This class includes:
- laundering and dry cleaning, pressing etc., of all kinds of clothing (including fur) and textiles, provided by mechanical equipment, by hand or by self-service coin-operated machines, whether for the general public or for industrial or commercial clients
- laundry collection and delivery
- carpet and rug shampooing and drapery and curtain cleaning, whether on clients' premises or not
- provision of linens, work uniforms and related items by laundries
- diaper supply services

This class excludes:
- renting of clothing other than work uniforms, even if cleaning of these goods is an integral part of the activity, see 77.29
- repair and alteration of clothing etc., see 95.29

96.02 Hairdressing and other beauty treatment

This class includes:
- hair washing, trimming and cutting, setting, dyeing, tinting, waving, straightening and similar activities for men and women
- shaving and beard trimming
- facial massage, manicure and pedicure, make-up etc.

This class excludes:
- manufacture of wigs, see 32.99

96.03 Funeral and related activities

This class includes:
- burial and incineration of human or animal corpses and related activities:
• preparing the dead for burial or cremation and embalming and morticians' services
• providing burial or cremation services
• renting of equipped space in funeral parlours
- renting or sale of graves
- maintenance of graves and mausoleums

This class excludes:
- religious funeral service activities, see 94.91
- cemetery gardening, see 81.30

96.04 Physical well-being activities

This class includes:
- activities of Turkish baths, sauna and steam baths, solariums, reducing and slimming salons, massage salons etc.

This class excludes:
- medical massage and therapy, see 86.90
- activities of health, fitness and body-building clubs and facilities, see 93.13

96.09 Other personal service activities n.e.c.

This class includes:
- astrological and spiritualists' activities
- social activities such as escort services, dating services, services of marriage bureaux
- pet care services such as boarding, grooming, sitting and training pets
- genealogical organisations
- activities of tattooing and piercing studios
- shoe shiners, porters, valet car parkers etc.
- concession operation of coin-operated personal service machines (photo booths, weighing machines, machines for checking blood pressure, coin-operated lockers etc.)

This class excludes:
- veterinary activities, see 75.00
- coin-operated washing machines, see 96.01
- coin-operated gambling machines and coin-operated games, see 92.00


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