Transmission Maintenance Safe Workshop Practice

C

Consider

• Is it heavy? • Is it awkward? • Can I overbalance? • Will I need to bend or twist?
• Are there slippery surfaces? • Could I get hurt?

A

Assess

• Do I need help? • Is there a lifting device? • Is there a better means of storage?
• Will I have to maintain a prolonged fixed position?

R

Rectify

• Use mechanical assistance. • Use a lifting device. • Work in pairs.
• Establish safe work procedure. • Stretch and warm-up before strenuous work.

Obtain and use mechanical assistance.

Work in pairs.

The Motor Trade
Association of
South Australia

Use a lifting device.

Australian
Manufacturing Workers’
Union

Stretch and warm-up before strenuous work.

Obtain specialist equipment and work at a comfortable height and position.

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OHS Working Party. March 2002.

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March 2002. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Stack tyres to a safe convenient height.workcover. • Establish safe operating procedures. Avoid lifting items above shoulder level. • Stack heavy tyres on bottom. Obtain and use mechanical assistance. Rack light tyres at the top.. Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party. unstable. SAfer Industries Website: www. • Stretch and warm-up before strenuous work. uneven surfaces? • Will I need to bend or twist? A Assess • Do I need help? • Is there a lifting device? • Is there a better means of storage? • Will I have to maintain a prolonged fixed position? R Rectify • Use mechanical assistance.htm . Note warnings and follow safe operating procedure. Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Obtain and use mechanical assistance.Tyre Fitting and Removal Safe Workshop Practice C Consider • Is it heavy? • Is it awkward? • Can I overbalance? • Could I get hurt? • Are there slippery. Work at a comfortable height and position. • Work in pairs.com/safer/motor/motorResources.

Non-slip surfaces. • Stretch and warm-up before strenuous work.com/safer/motor/motorResources.workcover.htm . Obtain and use mechanical assistance. Obtain and use specialist equipment and lifting devices.Mechanical Assistance Safe Workshop Practice C Consider • Is it heavy? • Is it awkward? • Can I overbalance? • Could I get hurt? • Are there slippery surfaces? • Will I need to bend or twist? A Assess • Do I need help? • Is there a lifting device? • Will I have to stretch overhead? • Will I have to maintain a prolonged fixed position? R Rectify • Use mechanical assistance. • Establish safe work procedure. Obtain and use mechanical assistance. March 2002. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Work in comfort. SAfer Industries Website: www. • Work in pairs. • Use a lifting device. Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party.

March 2002. SAfer Industries Website: www. • Stretch and warm-up before strenuous work. • Use a lifting device.htm . • Establish safe operating procedures. Ensure your safety. always use jack stands. Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party.workcover. • Seek assistance and discuss. handle and dispose of waste products appropriately. Keep hoses and supply lines off the floor.com/safer/motor/motorResources. Provide and maintain clear walkways. Seek advice to solve problems. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Wash hands before eating and drinking. Collect.Workshop Safety Safe Workshop Practice C Consider • Is it hazardous? • Is it dirty? • Could I slip or trip on it? • Is it toxic? • Is it environmentally sound? • Will it create dangerous dust? • Are there slippery surfaces? A Assess • Do I need help? • Is there a storage device? • Is there a safe operating procedure? • Is there a standards or systems approach to the problem? • Is there a better means of storage? R Rectify • Use mechanical assistance.

Workshop Storage Safe Workshop Practice C Consider • Is it bulky? • Is it hazardous? • Is it dirty? • Could I slip or trip on it? • Will it create dangerous clutter? • Are there allocated work and storage spaces? A Assess • Do I need help? • Is there a storage system? • Is there a safe operating procedure? • Is there a standard or systems approach to the problem? • Is there a better means of storage? R Rectify • Mark-out specific work and storage areas. SAfer Industries Website: www. Keep hoses and supply lines off the floor.com/safer/motor/motorResources. • Write and supervise safe operating procedures. Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party. March 2002. • Create appropriate storage facilities. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Ease of access. • Keep hoses and supply lines off the floor. Store and rack appropriately.htm .workcover. Create a place for everything and put everything in its place.

com/safer/motor/motorResources. drop. SAfer Industries Website: www. spill. splash. flash.eye and physical protection. • Write and supervise safe operating procedures.Personal Protection Safe Workshop Practice C Consider • Will it spray. Use correct eye protection while welding. March 2002.htm . stick or blind if it gets in your eyes? • Whether you are using the appropriate form of eye protection for the job. cut.workcover. Use correct breathing. • Maintain and replace protective equipment as required. R Rectify • Wear the correct eye and breathing protection. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Use correct personal protection in every circumstance. Correct eye and breathing protection is essential. fly or fume during the course of the work? A Assess • Will it will hurt. fall. burn. Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party.

• Write and supervise safe operating procedures.com/safer/motor/motorResources. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Position work to avoid bending and crouching.workcover. bending or crouching? • Do I feel safe? • Do I feel sore at the end of a days work? R Rectify • Think smart about a job. • Stretch. • Eliminate bending. SAfer Industries Website: www.Risk Assessment Safe Workshop Practice C Consider • Will I have to bend.htm . ✗ Avoid prolonged bending. Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party. crouch or stay in a awkward position? • Are things easy to reach? • How long will I have to stay in one place? • How long will I be in the same position? A Assess • Do I have to do this every day? • Am I reaching. • Rotate repetitive and heavy jobs between staff. March 2002. Use stable and comfortable working positions. crouching and reaching. Use meetings to establish safe operating procedures and assess risk. • Work at easy heights.

Identify these tasks on your list. • reduce the actions. Motor Trade Association Ph: 8241 1066 WorkCover Corporation Ph: 8238 5740 Workplace Services Ph: 1300 365 255 Other important sources of information include: • The Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Regulations (Division 2.g. While doing these tasks. The term implies use of the hands or body. the tasks or the people doing the work. lower. • postures and movements involved.9 Manual Handling). postures. Your assessment will help you to decide what control measures to put in place to reduce the risk. • layout of the work area.workcover. Which tasks are the most difficult or take the most effort to perform? Ask the people doing the task. back and joint pains. Highlight the most difficult tasks on your list. • skill and fitness of the workers. There is a possibility of muscle strains. carry. Don’t forget to inform and train personnel in any procedures put into place. You should make this decision in consultation with the people doing the work. injury records and hazard reports.com/safer/motor/motorResources. push. All of these activities can be considered to require physical effort. March 2002. What controls could be used to reduce the risk? Consider whether it is possible to: • eliminate the handling. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Keep records of the list of manual handling activities. Where can I find more help? NO Put a note on your list of manual handling tasks to indicate that you have examined the tasks. How do you prove that you have followed these steps? Produced by Power and Associates for SAfer Industries Retail Motor Industry OHS Working Party. movements. a person. M Every workplace has manual handling activities. Observe the task being done. Observe the task being done. holding the arms above shoulder height while painting a ceiling. • train staff to use equipment and perform the task safely. Remember to work through these steps when there are changes in the workplace. move. This road map is intended to walk you through the legislation and how to comply with it. but also include disc injuries in the back and abdominal hernias.aches and fatigue. an animal or even a body part of the person doing the task e. Which tasks at your workplace involve physical effort? Make a list Which tasks in your workplace require physical effort and are known to be linked to injury? Look at your first aid records. The load can include an object. weights. the assessments you have done and the training provided. hold or restrain any type of load.htm . Highlight the most difficult tasks on your list. Statewide Emergency Serious accidents and incidents report number: 1800 777 209 (24 hour service) SAfer Industries Website: www. • how long and how often the workers do the task. The purpose of manual handling legislation is to manage those manual tasks that are likely to cause injury. are workers at risk of injury? The risk depends on the: • loads being handled. frequency and duration of the task through redesign. You will need to assess these factors. pull. • The Approved Code of Practice for Manual Handling. YES What if there is no significant risk of injury? The workers may be at risk of injury from the physical effort involved in the work.Job Safety Checklists Safe Workshop Practice Manual Handling A road map Major workplace hazards anual handling is any activity requiring force exerted by a person to lift. These injuries generally affect the muscles and joints. While doing these tasks. are workers at risk of injury? Ask the people doing the task. Record these changes so you keep up to date. and decided there is no significant risk or injury.