Automotive machine shops are equipped with heavy, sophisticated, and complicated machinery to repair, design, and fabricate spare parts and molds, which are used for large-scale production of plastic or aluminum spare parts. The machinery consists of heavy-duty machines for lathe work, grinding, cutting, drilling and turning, and also conventional or laser-operated machinery for a variety of jobs.
These shops provide repair services for vehicles whose accessories, engines, bodies, tires, and other parts have become dysfunctional due to normal wear and tear. Also, the vehicles may have been involved in accidents or rash driving.
The services may require denting, painting, brake repair, and attention to electrical or electronic systems, which may involve expert analysis, a diagnosis of the causes of the dysfunction, and the subsequent repair. The diagnosis and analysis may be done through identification and the use of testing and measuring tools required for the overall repair.
The staff should be fully versed with all the practices required to keep the environment clean. They should understand the necessity of using water-based coolants and refrain from using toxic cleaners and absorbents to clean the chlorinated solvents. They can use non-chlorinated solvents for cleaning aluminum parts. They should also use pressurized water to pre-clean the vehicle instead of jet-spraying caustic liquids.
Apart from keeping the floor clean and catching leaks before they hit the floor, the professionals should also clean small non-chlorinated spills immediately with an absorbent. This is economical because the spills can be saved for reuse until the absorbing ability is gone. The owners also need to get permission from their local sewer office before letting their floor-cleaning wastes enter the sewer.
Engineers and skilled workers need to take protective measures. They may damage their eyes if by accident a splinter enters into them. Damage can also be caused due to welding sparks and glares. They may also be injured while using hand tools or power equipment. Machine shops should be fully equipped for dealing with such emergencies.