Motor Trade

Plant & Equipment Examples

Vehicle hoists, jacks, stands, compressed air receivers, fume extraction, paint spray booths, hydraulic presses, lifting accessories

Typical Settings

Motor dealerships, service workshops, bodywork repair centres, independent repair workshops, MOT test stations, tyre supply and fitting, car manufacturers and supply chain, heavy goods vehicle repair and service, coach repair and service, agricultural machinery dealerships and repair workshops


Approximately 200,000 workers in the UK are employed in the motor vehicle repair sector with around half of the workforce employed by small / medium sized businesses with fewer than 10 people. In a 5-year period the HSE reports that there have been over 7000 injuries and 33 deaths, some of these arising from faulty or incorrectly used equipment.

Within this sector a large number of lifting operations are carried out each day involving equipment such as vehicle hoists, jacks and small cranes, alongside these activities such as the use of compressed air systems and paint spraying can add additional hazards to employees.

To ensure the safety of workers a wide range of equipment used in this sector is subject to periodic thorough examination by a competent person, this is where CTS Safety can support your business.

We can provide guidance of what equipment need to be examined and how often to ensure that you keep your employees safe and comply with the relevant legislation.

Legislation Applicable To Equipment Use

Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH)