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Document ID (ISN)110487
CIS number 10-0122
Year 2010
Convention or series no. INDG433
Title Safety during tyre inflation in motor vehicle repair
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2010. 11p. Illus. 1 ref. Price: GBP 3.50 for pack of 10 copies. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This booklet is aimed at persons working in the motor vehicle repair industry who work on or around tyres that are being inflated. It covers the various types of tyre failure and the dangers they can cause, particularly following tyre repair, where there has been sidewall damage or when fitting a tyre to split-rim wheel. Topics addressed: advice on inspecting tyres to avoid "ziper failure", which can cause fatalities; guidance on the risks posed by specific types of tyres and vehicles (tyres for automobiles, tyres for light commercial vehicles, tyres for multi-piece wheels, tyres for dividend wheels and very large tyres).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; tyres; explosion hazards; safe working methods; material failure
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; safety guides; inspection; public OSH institutions; unsafe practices
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry