It’s More Than Just Fixing Cars

by Dave Collins on August 11, 2015



It’s More Than Just Fixing Cars

Automotive Mechanics Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16 – Released

AU6-5-Chart-Image-72dpi[1]Personal protective gear? Check. Tools? Check. Safety and awareness? Check, check. These are just a few contributing factors involved in the automotive mechanics industry that helps a workplace run smoothly and efficiently. Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with the Motor Traders’ Associations nation-wide, has released its next powerful edition of the Automotive Mechanics Guide to Workplace Safety. The information provided on the Guide will shed light on certain issues impacting mechanics in today’s society.

Ever wondered where that constant, annoying ringing sensation in your ear comes from? In this industry, mechanics are subjected to hearing loss due to slipping belts, drills, grinders, etc. This loss does not happen overnight. Employees often do not realize the gradual loss of hearing, which unfortunately may lead to temporary, or worse permanent, damage. Never underestimate the power of earmuffs or earplugs. They may be tiny, but they work like a charm. Employers must ensure that their workers are looked after and provide them with the necessary protective equipment to help avoid injuries.



Traffic not only occurs on the streets, workplaces often have a zone where pedestrians, vehicles and machinery have to share the space. Reversing under these circumstances is extremely dangerous. This is where safety protocols come into practice; for example placing fixed mirrors at blind corners and clearly labelling marked reversing areas that are visible to both drivers and pedestrians.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Automotive Mechanics Guide to Workplace Safety 2014/15. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge” – John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource Guides. Each Guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s Guides are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or see www.provisual.com.au

For Media Enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au



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