Manage motor repair risks
23 January 2013
Insurer Aviva is advising companies in the motor vehicle repair (MVR) sector to ensure they are managing the risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances. This follows a European-wide campaign in 2010, initia
Phil Grace, liability risk manager, Aviva, said: "The motor vehicle repair industry needs to be aware of the long-term risks to health of working with hazardous substances such as Benzene from fuel, engine oil, vehicle paint spraying, exhaust fumes, and dust from sanding and drilling.
"If proper risk management around the garage is not maintained, health problems related to breathing in or exposing the skin to hazardous substances can build up over time."