|Hazards & emergencies||Basic safety introduction
||Just because it so commonplace, it is sometimes easy to overlook the many potential risks involved in vehicle servicing and repair.
||A workshop is a hazardous environment. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and avoidance.
|Evacuating in an emergency
||The objective of this procedure is to show you how to carry out an emergency evacuation procedure remembering to always follow the emergency procedures that apply in your workshop.
||The danger of a gasoline, or petrol, fire is always present in an automotive workshop. Most automobiles carry a tank, often with large quantities of this type of fuel on board, more than sufficient to cause a large and very destructive and explosive fire.
||Each workshop will have a firefighting procedure. There should be a workshop fire warden and fire officers. Understand clearly the firefighting policy for your workshop.
|Using an MSDS
||Material Safety Data Sheets provide information about handling, use and storage of chemicals that may be hazardous. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to identify and define information found on an MSDS.
|Removing toxic dust
||Never cause dust from vehicle components to be blown into the air. It can stay floating for many hours, meaning that other people can breathe the dust unknowingly. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to clean hazardous brake and clutch components and safely treat and dispose of toxic dust.
||Almost any time you need to work under a vehicle, you will need to lift it first. Before using this equipment, make sure that the most recent inspection recorded is still within the prescribed time limit, and that the certificate has not expired.
|Moving & road testing vehicles
||Only authorized, fully trained, and licensed drivers should be given responsibility to move vehicles.
||Sometimes it is necessary to run an internal combustion engine indoors, or in a confined space. If you do this without following the correct safety precautions, concentrations of fumes from exhaust gases can quickly build to toxic levels.
|Used engine oil
||Coming into frequent or prolonged personal contact with used engine oil can cause dermatitis and other skin disorders, including some forms of cancer.
|Vehicle valeting hazards
||When valeting a vehicle always wear appropriate protective clothing including eyewear, and impervious gloves to protect hands and forearms as cleaning products, especially solvents, can be toxic or flammable. Always remember to keep your work area well ventilated.
|Electrical safety||Many people are injured by electricity in workshops. Poor electrical safety practices can cause shocks and burns, as well as fires and explosions.|
|Personal & property safety||Personal protection
||Protective clothing (used in the automotive industry) is clothing designed to protect either the wearer's body or other items of clothing from hazards such as heat, chemicals and toxic dust.
|Basic injury prevention
||There are many issues that may affect your safety. You should keep long hair and loose clothing away from machinery, and additional protective equipment may be needed depending on the job at hand. Also remember to lift heady objects correctly to prevent back injuries.
|Basic first aid & CPR
||When assisting an injured person, be aware of any dangers that may still be present and always seek professional advice when tending to an injured person.
|Property security||Check your customer's vehicle before you start to work on it. If there are any valuables in it, or any damage to the paintwork, note them on your job sheet and refer them to the customer or to your supervisor.|