Mechanics and professionals in the automotive industry work hard everyday to ensure that our vehicles perform at their best, work safely and look good. Keeping our vehicles in good condition is key to safety and to achieve it, workers in the industry face a multitude of risks on a daily basis.
Working in the motor vehicle repair industry varies depending on the type of garage and the company, activities can include car servicing, maintenance services like fixing, fitting and replacing parts or tyres, restorations, alterations, bodywork, electronic work and paintwork, etc.
This article will focus on health and safety for mechanics and automotive workers in large car servicing and repairs companies, small independent or family-run garages, official dealers and partners, etc. The information can be applied to any industry or field that involves similar mechanical maintenance work.