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Do you run an auto body shop?

In search of a health and safety risk assessment tailored to your activity?

Do you need a pre-filled assessment to save you hours of work?

Want to be in compliance with safety regulations?

 

Our Health and Safety Risk Assessment is designed to meet your needs with:

→ A professional risk assessment totally specific to bodywork companies.

→ Risk prevention proposals dedicated to bodybuilders.

→ The integration of risks linked to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

 

All this in an easily editable Excel format, allowing you to make personalized updates on your own.

 

FEATURES OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT 

 

This 5-page Excel file includes:

  • A Cover Page
  • A Company Information page
  • A presentation of the Risk Assessment Methodology used.
  • An occupational risks assessment tailored to your sector of activity.
  • A risk prevention schedule with all the different safety measures.


It contains 32 occupational risk situations classified into 7 work units:

  • Paint work
  • Sheet metal work
  • Secretariat - Administration
  • Customer contact
  • Use of vehicles
  • Working environment
  • Work premises

 

☑ Complies with the employer's obligation to assess risks

(Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999)

☑ Adheres to the General Principles of Prevention

(Schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999)

☑ Takes into account good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment

(Report RR151 from the Health and Safety Executive)

 

EXCERPTS FROM THE HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT 

 

  • The danger of using paint additives: Car body repairers need to add additives to their paints to give them certain properties. These may include drying gas pedals, thinners, anti-silicones (useful for varnished surfaces), elasticizers (useful on plastic coatings), matting bases (to change the final appearance of paints), hardeners (to harden paints once dry), etc. These additives are hazardous, whether through skin contact or inhalation. Risks are present throughout the entire chain of use of these products. During preparation (mixing with paints), during application to bodywork, during cleaning of equipment (measuring cup, spray gun), and during storage of cans (e.g. in the event of drips on the can). Failure to wear suitable gloves (EN 374 mark), category 3 or 4 disposable protective clothing, EN 405 respiratory masks and EN 166 goggles are particularly aggravating factors. The risks involved will vary from one additive to another, but isocyanates, common compounds in hardeners in particular, are particularly risky. They can cause skin irritation, skin and eye burns, and respiratory tract irritation, notably so-called "occupational asthma", characterized by wheezing and breathing difficulties, as well as profuse secretions even after exposure.

 

  • Dust inhalation hazards, particularly during sanding: Car body repairers are exposed to dust inhalation hazards. The emission of this dust is unavoidable, as body repairers must regularly sand during the body repair or restoration process. The materials likely to be sanded are mainly metals, sealants, plastics, old paint and paint residues, and glass fibres. Dust-related risks depend on two risk factors. The first risk factor is not having a dust extraction system at source (e.g. mobile vacuum cleaner connected to the sander), which contributes to a high dust content in the ambient air. The second and most important risk factor is not wearing respiratory protection adapted to dust (minimum FFP2 mask, preferably FFP3). The risks associated with dust inhalation vary from one material to another: metals, fibers, paints, etc. In the short term, dust inhalation generally causes irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract (rhinitis). In the long term, dust inhalation can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or pulmonary fibrosis (irreversible reduction in respiratory capacity).

 

  • The danger of repetitive movements, particularly in sheet-metal work: Working as a car body repairer means having to perform a large number of repetitive gestures, due to the different tasks to be carried out on the bodywork. These mainly involve hand sanding (with sanding blocks), but also machine sanding (with rotary sanders). Buffing (using polishers and microfiber wipers) is also a major risk factor. Other car body repairer tasks also require repetitive gestures, but these are less risky. These risks are present all year round, particularly when using tools that place heavy demands on the elbow joints with back-and-forth movements. The use of hand tools further exposes the user, as he or she will have to exert additional pressure with these muscles to get the job done. Last but not least, working in a cold, damp atmosphere amplifies the risks, particularly for the joints. The damage caused by repetitive movements can include muscular pain in the arms, joint pain in the elbows, shoulders and wrists, and circulatory problems. Over the long term, repetitive movements can lead to musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limbs (e.g. tendonitis, particularly in the shoulders and elbows).

 

 

A GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY OF OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT 

_ We're registered as Professional Risk Prevention Consultants.

_ Our team comprises graduate safety engineers.

_ Our documents are routinely checked by safety inspectors.

_ We frequently update our Occupational Risk Assessments.

 

RESOURCES 

_ "Bodyshops" by Health and Safety Executive.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment - Auto Body Shop

£70.00 Regular Price
£59.50Sale Price
  • | Complies with regulations

    | Refund within 48 hours if not satisfied

    | Includes COVID-19 risk

    | 100% complete, with all your risks

    | 100% editable thanks to the Excel format

    | Includes risk prevention measures

    | Includes a risk prevention schedule

    | Consulting Engineer at your service

  • | Risk assessment consulting firm

    | Covering over 100 industry sectors

    | Over 1,000 clients worldwide

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"The document, of high quality and customizable, is an excellent starting point for a topic that often takes up a lot of time. Thank you also for listening to our needs and the customer follow-up!"

"High-quality service at a very competitive price - the company fully adapted to my business and its multiple risks. This document was also reviewed by the labor inspection, which approved the quality of the work. I recommend."

I recommend the occupational risk assessment documents for their ease of use (Excel workbook) and the relevance of risks listed by profession.

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