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November 23, 2009

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Guidance – Vehicle repair- Motor repair moves with the times

Health and safety in motor vehicle repair and associated industries (HSG261) replaces two previous publications, Health and safety in motor vehicle repair (HSG67) and Health and safety in tyre and exhaust-fitting premises (HSG62), both published in the early 1990s.
It reflects changes in the industry since then, such as air conditioning; air bags; hybrid vehicles; ‘compliant’ paints and spray guns; and Small and Medium Area Repair Techniques (SMART).Industry experts worked closely with the HSE to make sure the advice represents good practice and helps operators comply with the law. It includes extensive guidance on safety in vehicle inspection pits; tyre repair, replacement and inflation; and safe spraying of isocyanate-containing paints.The guide covers specific health and safety issues faced by employers and the self-employed in vehicle maintenance and repair (including tyre, exhaust, and windscreen replacement); body repair, refinishing and valeting; and the roadside recovery and repair of vehicles. It also covers topics that are common across the industry, such as working under vehicles; fire and explosion; noise and vibration; electrical safety; and organising health and safety.It is available to download free of charge from

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This eBook will guide you through some of the key understandings you need to be able to manage driver safety effectively and, at the end, provide a series of free resources you can access to help you ensure your own driver safety management system is robust, legally compliant and in line with industry-accepted good practice.

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