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Appropriate repair methods and carrying out repair and paint jobs correctly is particularly important to the operating safety of vehicles and the safety of people.

WARNING: There is danger of injury through:

High voltage when electrical welding.

  • Do not perform welding work in a damp environment or on a wet substrate. Use suitable insulation underneath.

Welding spatter and UV radiation.

  • Wear protective clothing, gloves and welding mask or welding goggles.

Fire, explosion and hot surfaces in the work area.

  • Always have a suitable fire extinguisher available when using welding or heating equipment.
  • Remove flammable substances from the danger area. Remove the fuel tank and fuel pipes and hoses.
  • Welding and grinding near the battery presents the danger of explosion. Remove the battery before you start working.
  • During paint work there is an increased danger of fire or explosion. Prevent any sparks being created. Fire, open light and smoking are forbidden.
  • Always ventilate the workplace well and use an extraction system.
  • Wear protective footwear made from anti-static material.
  • Only use tools made of wood, brass or copper to clean stands and extraction ducts.

    Do not use tools made of steel.

  • Only fill or decant paint materials in a specially marked area.

Inhalation and/or absorption through the skin of harmful substances.

  • Welding fumes grinding dusts and solvent vapours can be extremely harmful to the health.
  • Sealants, underbody protection and paint residues must not be burnt down with an unshielded flame, as this will produce harmful substances.
  • Always ventilate the workplace well and use an extraction system.
  • Wear protective clothing.

Pyrotechnic components.

  • Disconnect the battery negative clamp and cover the battery terminal
  • Remove any airbag components.

Noise

  • Cutting, grinding and alignment work can cause a noise level over 85 dB (A).
  • Always wear ear protection.

High Forces.

  • The various body areas are subject to very high forces during realignment work. Should any component suddenly become detached during this process, there is a very great danger of injury.
  • Pulling chains and pulling shackles must be secured with arrester cables.

As well as these general instructions on the dangers in body and paint shops, you must observe:

  • All valid local national and international regulations governing Health and Safety atWork
  • Safety instructions of material equipment and tool manufacturers

For additional information, refer to: (100-00 General Information) Solvents, Sealants and Adhesives (Description and Operation), Air Conditioning (A/C) System Health and Safety Precautions (Description and Operation), Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Health and Safety Precautions (Description and Operation).

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