Top 3 Garages, Mechanics and Light Engineering Advice Tips

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Switchboard and wiring faults account for the majority of the commercial building fire claims that FMG pays out on. Thermal imaging service we offer our clients is a simple and non-intrusive way to test your buildings and plant for increased or abnormal thermal energy posing an increased fire risk. Please contact us for more information.

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Storing or Working on Other's Vehicles, Machinery or Equipment

Having other people's motor vehicles, machinery or equipment in your care or working on them opens you to up to additional risk of loss that you may become liable for. To reduce your exposure, ensure all employees are appropriately trained and qualified for the work they are doing and that due care is taken to prevent damage to these items. You should also ensure that you have good oversight of any apprentices, and that you maintain good quality control. There may also be additional industry specific standards and guidelines that you will need to comply with. You should also ensure your workshop area is clean and tidy.

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The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) regulates the sustainable management of New Zealand’s natural and physical resources. Inadequate processes can lead to an unintentional breach. As well as the RMA there may be additional bylaws, local body consents or regulations that you may need to be aware of. It’s important that you ensure that oil, fuel, tyres and other substances you work with are appropriately disposed and do not pollute the environment (e.g. waterways).  This includes ensuring that there is adequate bounding around drums which is high enough to catch all fuel and oil and that gully traps and outdoor areas are checked and cleared regularly to prevent run-off.

Garages,Mechanics & Light Engineering Advice Guide

Check out our advice guide for more advice on keeping you and your work place safe.