Reair shops may be dangerous places if there are not enough safety and communication between employees and employers. The company should guarantee a safety work environment and provide safety tools to the employees
Online PR News – 09-August-2012 – Reggio Emilia, Italy – Reducing the risk of accidents at work is a big and valuable challenge. Many researches discuss solutions that may minimize the risk of accidents for the best development of work activities and consequently for a better employee’s quality of life. The auto repair shop is an environment that offers serious risks for the worker, any mistake could be fatal. Mechanics are always expose to accidents, for performing services of car bodywork, displacement of heavy spare parts, painting, electrical, disassembling and assembling components and engines that demand too much attention.
The evaluation of technical knowledge of the staff is an indispensable requirement for a job at a machine shop, besides knowing the Standards of Work Safety. The same goes for the structure of the repair shop: effective electrical installation and within the standards, instructional aids and warning signs near the machines and the risk places, show a concern of safety. Besides, a clean and organized environment helps to the worker safety.
It is compulsory the use of Personal Protective Equipment. The company should provide those protections for free to all their employees in perfect conditions. In fact, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has the new ISO 12100 standard on risk assessment and risk reduction for machinery that will protect operators better and help designers and manufacturers reduce safety hazards.
We should pay particular attention to the pit jacks. Those machines need much more attention when of its use. The pit jacks should be manipulated only by the responsible mechanic and nobody else should be near or under the vehicle at the moment it is lift, before the acknowledgment of the machine stability.
Thinking just at the worker safety, Cattini Oleopneumatica offers the most safety pit jacks. There are pneumatic jacks for heavy vehicles, handy and effective, with automatic return of the pistons. The two descent valves ensure a perfect tight in every situation and controlled speed under load. All products by Cattini are compliant to European Regulation Standards (93/44EEC, EN1494, 98/37/EEC, and 2006/42/EEC).
Cattini has also been awarded by the ISO 9001 and 9100 certifications.
Create a safety and efficient environment at work can make of your repair shop a reference at the mechanical market, because if the employees produce with quality the consumers will be satisfied. Offering the appropriate information to the employees about the concepts and essentials aspects of health and safety at work is the best way of accident’s prevention. For more information contact us at www.automotive-jacks.com