Every year, over 2,000 accidents in garages and vehicle repair shops are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities. Both have identified the vehicle repair sector as an industry requiring special attention.
Suresite has over 25 year’s experience within the petroleum sector and we have now used such expertise to develop a comprehensive and affordable product for the motor vehicle repair industry (MVR).
Our vehicle workshop assessments can be tailored to meet each workshop’s individual requirements, ensuring compliance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and other associated legislation.
We will help you to comply with the following:
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW)
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
• Fire Risk Assessment – Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
• Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)
Fines of up to £20,000 can be imposed for each breach of health and safety legislation so make sure you are satisfied that you have done all that is necessary to safeguard your business.
Where there are five or more employees, a written risk assessment must be available, but it is important to remember that even in smaller workplaces, it would be impossible to prove due diligence in the event of an accident without a written assessment.
Our risk assessments for vehicle workshops are carried out by trained consultants, with considerable experience in the field of health and safety.
If you require any further information regarding health and safety for the auto industry, register your interest here and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.