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A guide to workshop pit design, specification and standards

Reducing the risk for your workshop business

Levanta’s consultants, along with our design & fabrication team, have looked through the Australian Standards and consulted with Safety Inspectors nationally to try to come up with an acceptable advice article, as there is nothing in OHS legislation that specifies the requirements for lighting, power, extraction or other safety measures in a pit. That’s why it’s necessary that you ensure a risk assessment is carried out for your business. 

It is however important to note the Act and Regulations which form law:

Reference can be made to Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 – Sect 19 for unguarded vehicle pits and safe systems of work and REG 3.11 for signage and warnings for falls into the pit.

Under the Act, employers have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment.

Carrying out a risk assessment for your service pit

In this free guide the Levanta team discuss the factors that should be considered in a risk assessment at your business reduce any risks present from carrying out work in a service pit.

We look at the key hazards for working in and around vehicle service pits and look at areas for risk reduction in your workshop.

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Contact Levanta for more information about workshop pit design

To find out more about risk assessments for service pits, get in touch with Levanta today.

Call Levanta now on 1300 577 541 to find out more about service pits for your vehicle workshop.

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