Automotive Shop Safety R. Bortignon. Personal Protective Equipment. eye protection must be worn in the shop at all times!. Two types of eye protection you can use…. safety glasses: must be worn at all times face shield. Use ear protection …. air chisel. Hand Protection.
If you are replacing brake friction material or a clutch, vacuum the dust with a hepa filter vacuum and wash down the area with water/brake cleaner before working…
DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR!
Brake linings & clutch discs may containasbestos!
Exhaust “donuts” & some cylinder head
gaskets contain asbestos!
Carbon Monoxide is…
The following items can cause burns to your hands or face…
Flammable or combustible items…
must be stored in aflammable materials cabinet
not like this…
Never disconnect air conditioning lines
Contact with Freon will cause burns to your skin and permanent eye damage
Burning Freon gas creates Phosgene gas which causes permanent respiratory damage.
Prevent fires by…
Do not use gasoline as a solvent.
Use a solvent/varsol as a cleaning agent (still flammable).
Only store gasoline in approved containers and in small quantities.
Use caution when transferring gasoline.
Do not weld on a vehicle with a damp/leaking fuel line or fuel tank.
Never start a gasoline siphon with your mouth.
Never add fuel to an engine while cranking.
Never look down a carburettor if the car is running.
Do not use electrical equipment that has a frayed or damaged cord.
Make sure all electrical equipment is off before you plug it in.
Do not leave or use electrical equipment on wet floors.
Do not play with drop cords.
Do not overload power tools.
Use caution with trouble lights - electrically hot socket; may break and start fire if contacted with gas.
Unplug by pulling on plug, not the cord.
and wash and rinse skin and/or eyes
Do you know where it is & how to use it?
Ask Mr Jurica first.
Always use safety stands when working on a raised vehicle.
Make sure jacks are properly located before lifting.
Ensure jack can adjust position when lifting (wheels are free to roll)
Block the wheels that are touching the ground.
Receive permission to use equipment.
Do not use equipment that you have not had instruction in its use.
Use all safety devices provided with each piece of equipment.
Clean lift area/position arms in position.
Drive into correct position for vehicle balance.
Block wheels ( drive on hoist ).
Make sure lift bars and blocks are properly located before you start the lift. Check lift points/doors/hood to ensure no damage to the vehicle!
After lifting just off of ground, rock to check stability.
After work is done, clear area with a visual and verbal
Raise the car slightly to disengage the safety locks
Be sure all safety-locks release before
lowering a car from the wheel free position.
Safety will be stressed in every lesson where it is applicable.
You will be expected to act -at all times- in a safe and responsible manner in this shop.
If you behave in a manner that seems likely to harm yourself or others, you will be removed from this course at once.
You may not leave the school grounds, or go for a test drive during class time without your instructors permission.
Only those students who hold a FULL, valid drivers license may operate a vehicle, in any manner.