NO smoking in or near repair bays or garages. Vehicles contain flammable and combustible fluids which can easily be set on fire if a hot ash from a cigar or cigarette were to come into contact with such materials.
Work areas are clean and organized. Pick up tools and use tool cabinets to keep walkways clear and free from clutter.
NO one wears loose clothing or clothing that is ripped or torn. To prevent employees from wearing unacceptable attire, it is recommended to obtain customized uniforms and work apparel from a qualified uniform service company.
Wearing protective gear at all times, as appropriate for the repair. Goggles, gloves, and ear protection should be worn when making certain types of repairs.
Fire extinguishers are easily acceptable and appropriate for all potential fire types. In the event of a fire, extinguishers need to be accessed quickly and be charged with the right materials to put out the type of fire: i.e., gas, oil, electrical, and so on.
Batteries are disconnected when working on electrical systems and near/around electrical wiring. Even when the vehicle is off, there is still the potential for current to pass through electrical wiring.
Hands, tools, or other objects are never placed near the engine while it is running. The moving parts and components could cause injury to a person or the vehicle itself.
NO one works underneath a vehicle unless it has been properly supported. Raising the vehicle off the ground to access the underside requires verifying it is stable, and that there is no risk of the vehicle falling on top of the mechanic.
Keys are always removed from the ignition switch. Never leave the key in the ignition switch, as the key can draw an electrical charge from the battery. Also, avoid unplugging fuses and wiring harnesses while the key is in the “on” position. Otherwise, there is a risk of electrical shock, and/or electrical spikes that may damage electronic parts and wiring.
Everyone is aware of the vehicle’s temperature before beginning any work. The engine, manifold, exhaust system, and radiator could be hot and cause skin burns. Plus, the radiator coolant is still pressurized.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)