Automotive 

Automotive 

Automotive
The automotive repair and maintenance industry can be hazardous to young workers (aged between 15 and 24) who may be inexperienced and unaware of what to look out for. Young workers work in a variety of roles in this industry including auto mechanic, glazier, panel beater and spray painter roles.
Some of the main tasks include:
  • installing, repairing and maintaining automotive mechanical systems
  • repairing or replacing vehicle windscreens, and side and rear glass
  • repairing damage to metal, plastic and fibreglass bodywork on vehicles
  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels, sanding surfaces, carrying out masking procedures, and colour matching and mixing paints
  • using, cleaning and maintaining various equipment and machines
  • preparing cost estimates and documentation for clients.

Be aware!

23.4%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers
Some of the main tasks include:
  • installing, repairing and maintaining automotive mechanical systems
  • repairing or replacing vehicle windscreens, and side and rear glass
  • repairing damage to metal, plastic and fibreglass bodywork on vehicles
  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels, sanding surfaces, carrying out masking procedures, and colour matching and mixing paints
  • using, cleaning and maintaining various equipment and machines
  • preparing cost estimates and documentation for clients.

Be aware!

23.4%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers

Top incident causing injuries were from:

Muscular stress
0%
Hitting stationary objects
0%
Slips, trips and falls
0%
Being trapped between stationary and moving objects
0%
Contact with hot objects
0%
Being hit by moving objects
0%
Hitting moving objects
0%
Being hit by falling objects
0%
Being trapped by moving machinery or equipment
0%

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Electrical safety

Fire and explosion hazards

Source: WorkCover WA (2020). Workers’ compensation Western Australian claims data 2014-15 to 2018-19

Note: Calculation based on a five-year total from 2014-15 to 2018-19. Based on the percentage of all incidents, the combination of all injuries is not equal to 100%

Injuries are measured by number of LTI/Ds (1+days/shifts lost)

SmartMove automotive repair and maintenance industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 – Industry group 941

Source: WorkCover WA (2020). Workers’ compensation Western Australian claims data 2014-15 to 2018-19

Note: Calculation based on a five-year total from 2014-15 to 2018-19. Based on the percentage of all incidents, the combination of all injuries is not equal to 100%

Injuries are measured by number of LTI/Ds (1+days/shifts lost)

SmartMove automotive repair and maintenance industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 – Industry group 941

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