Pro-visual has announced the release of its new Automotive Mechanics Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21.
Workplace health, safety and wellbeing will always remain paramount to any industry, it is the primary duty of an employer to ensure the safety of all employees; that they return home the same way the left, safe and unharmed. Employees too, have a responsibility to practice safety and implement it where ever possible.
Automotive Mechanics face a variety of different hazards on a daily basis and although the most common risks to their health and safety include body stressors, slips, trips and falls and being hit by a moving vehicle or plant. It is important to note other significant and serious threats to safety causing injury or death, one of which includes working with hybrid cars.
When working with hybrid electric vehicles, extra caution and safety measures must be undertaken to prevent electrocution or severe physical injury. Automotive mechanics are more likely to come across these vehicles due to the rise of electric and hybrid vehicles in the market and therefore need to be aware of the hazards they are exposed to as well as to ensure the safety of themselves and others.
It is important that on a regular basis, safety information is revised to ensure mechanics remain aware of how best to stay safe in the workshop and have always in mind the importance of remaining vigilant to avoid hazardous incidents.
To assist with safety training, Pro-Visual Publishing in conjunction with the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation, the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers (IAME), the Australian Autoglass Industry Alliance (AAIA), Automotive Training Board NSW and the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Australasia (ATRA) have released the 2020/21 edition of the Automotive Mechanics Guide to Workplace Safety.
The Guide provides further information on working with Hybrid cars as well as additional key information relevant to the automotive industry.
The Guide is a free of charge, 1m x 1m poster and features Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities, allowing the Guide to become digitally interactive. By downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, workers can use their smart device to scan any AR capable content to access additional resources straight to their smart device.