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Motor vehicle repair (HSE guidance)

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Good health and safety is good for business. This is especially important in the motor trade (garages, tyre repair, body shop, car sales, mechanics).

  • Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) and associated industries cover

    • maintenance and repair, and / or replacement of tyres, exhaust, windscreen etc;  
    • body repair, refinishing and valeting; and
    • roadside recovery of motor vehicles.
    • Whilst most of these activities are carried out at garages, they are also undertaken at customers' premises, both commercial and domestic, and at the roadside.
  • What is classed as a motor vehicle?

    • Motor vehicle can mean anything from a normal car, a motorcycle, bus, coach, light goods van, commercial vehicles (eg HGV's) through to construction and quarry vehicles.
    • MVR type activities do not only occur in what we commonly understand as a 'garage' and can be found in virtually any industry that operates any transport as part of its activities, (eg a farmer changing a tyre/wheel on a tractor on a farm should still follow the advice).

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H & S in Motor Vehicle Repair HSG261

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