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Motor Vehicle Repairs

The most common type of injuries in motor vehicle repair workshops are caused by performing hazardous manual handling tasks.

Injuries occur from handling heavy or awkward objects, heavy lifting, and prolonged or sustained work in awkward postures, often resulting in painful musculoskeletal injuries to the shoulder, lower back and knees.

These injuries happen during all types of motor vehicle repairs, maintenance and installation work.

The risks from this type of work can be avoided.

WorkSafe has developed a series of publications to provide solutions to these problems including:

Automotive Workshop Safety

Information sheets for tyre fitters:

WorkSafe has also developed guidance to help employers and workers in the automotive repair industry avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos dust while doing repairs to brakes, clutches and high temperature gaskets on motor vehicles.

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