Automotive glazing

Repair and replacement of glazing is extremely common and often carried out away from the company premises so instruction and training are key factors to safe working.

Particular hazards include:

Some operational risks may be anticipated, whilst others may arise in individual circumstances and require a risk assessment to be carried out at the time. Mobile technicians will need to be trained in on-site risk assessment.

Installation of a particular screen without undue risk of a manual handling injury will depend on:

Lifting device
Lifting device used to accurately position replacement screen

In some circumstances a single-person lift will be unacceptable and a lifting device or a second person will be required.

Use an access platform for work at height, which has sufficient stability and is capable of supporting the load of two people and the screen.

Technicians will normally require the following PPE:

Updated 2021-02-02