Auto dismantlers (Car wreckers)
It’s important to know how to safely manage end of vehicle life removal of fuel systems and avoid the dangers of fire.
Recently, there have been a series of incidents involving fires and explosions in the auto dismantling industry, which has resulted in serious injuries to workers and major damage to property and the environment.
The main factors that contributed to these incidents were:
- unsafe work practices involving the removal of LPG and petrol fuel tanks and systems from vehicles
- unsafe work practices involving the crushing of vehicles with fuel tanks and fuel systems still being in place
- inadequate procedures for the storage and handling of dangerous goods
- poor housekeeping
- non-compliant emergency procedures