If you’ve got an auto shop, you’ve got a lot of responsibility on your plate with the customers coming and going, dropping off their cars or picking up their cars. You need to make sure your shop is safe for them so no one gets hurt. The thing is that while you and your employees are familiar with and aware of the risks of the auto garage (and have been trained on how to work around cars safely) your customers are a different story. That’s why keeping your shop ship shape and safe as possible is essential. We’ll go over some of the garage risks you should be aware of and some auto repair shop safety tips.
If you’ve got an auto shop (whether that’s a mechanic’s shop, brake repair shop, a collision repair shop, a transmission shop, and so on) you have a lot of employees working on your team. They’re racing around the shop, trying to keep up with the cars coming and going for repair and get all the cars fixed. But what happens if one of your employees gets hurt on the job? There’s a coverage that’s important for any auto shop to consider, and that’s workers’ compensation. We’ll explain what workers’ comp is, but first we’ll outline some of the workers’ comp risks auto shops face.