Working in an auto repair shop is exciting, fun, and very rewarding for a true-blue grease monkey. You probably know how it feels, when you were just starting out with car repairs. But now that your auto shop’s grown and you’ve invested in major equipment like Baleigh plasma tables, pipe benders, and brake lathes, you have to ensure the safety of everyone who works in your shop.
Auto shops can be a dangerous place for someone who knows nothing about auto repair equipment. That’s why it’s important to implement a set of rules for everyone to follow to ensure everyone’s safety at all times.
Keep the shop organized
Tools and equipment that are not put in their proper place can be the cause of injuries and accidents. Put things back in their right place after use. Clean spills immediately, and keep small tools together with tools of the same kind.
Wear the right safety gear
This would include overalls, goggles, gloves, and boots. Clothing shouldn’t be loose or torn, as they can get caught in moving equipment causing injuries. Goggles should be snugly fit around the head. Wear the right kind of gear for the specific type of repair you’ll perform.
Have your fire extinguishers easily accessible
Working with running engines, electrical systems and oils are a good recipe for a fire. Be sure you have fire extinguishers strategically placed around your shop, ready for an emergency.
Know the precautions of working with and around vehicles
Disconnect batteries when working with a vehicle’s electrical system. Never place your hands, tools, or any other object near the engine when it’s running. Be sure vehicles are properly supported before working underneath them. These are just some of the things to make sure of to avoid accidents when working with vehicles.
You can find a sense of fulfillment when you notice your shop running efficiently and successfully. You can achieve this by implementing a strong set of rules that will ensure the safety of everyone in your shop.