Working in the automotive industry can be a fun, exciting career. However, there are some dangers that come along with the job territory. For that reason, it is important to know the safety measures your automotive company should be taking daily to avoid incidents.
First, it is important to keep your workspace clean. Pick up and replace tools as you go along. Be sure that all walkways are clear of clutter as well. You also should refrain from wearing baggy clothing. It can get caught in moving parts of the vehicle, causing serious injury. Additionally, you should not smoke near any of the equipment. Cars contain flammable liquids that could ignite easily with the ash from a cigarette. Each of these safety measures should be an expectation in your automotive work setting.
Safety equipment should be used at all times. When you are making certain repairs, gloves, goggles, and ear protection may be advised. Be sure your staff knows when they should be using safety gear and have it readily available to them.
There should be plans in place in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or exposure to chemicals. Fire extinguishers should also be easily accessible and functioning at all times. You should also make sure the extinguisher in your automotive work setting is appropriate for all types of fire. It needs to be able to extinguish gas, oil, electrical, and other types of fire.
Post safety notices throughout the workplace to ensure employees are aware of the risks. For instance, employees should not leave the keys of a car in the ignition when working on it. It may be a good idea to post other safety notices to give your team regular reminders of what they need to do to stay safe on the job.
Overall, each member of your staff needs to be well trained and aware of the potential dangers as well as the safety measures to keep them out of harm’s way. Everyone should be educated on the risks and how to perform their jobs in the safest possible manner. In the automotive industry, here are some safety measures you may want to include during training.
Part of having a safe workplace is having a thoroughly trained, experienced staff. Contact Joynus to learn more about how our staffing professionals can help you find the right team for your automotive company.