Vehicle Maintenance Safety Manual Program


Vehicle Maintenance Safety Manual Program

Table of Contents

  1. General
  2. Mechanical hoist/lifts
  3. Jacks
  4. Operation and maintenance:
  5. Tire repairs (multi-piece and single piece rim wheels)
  6. Employee training:
  7. Tire servicing equipment
  8. Wheel component acceptability
  9. Controlling moving vehicles/traffic
  10. Vehicles – driving safety
  11. Purpose
  12. Key responsibilities
  13. Vehicle and transportation related

Vehicle Maintenance Safety Manual Program

Chapter Section


In the normal activities of vehicle maintenance, it is essential that adequate safety standards be prescribed and observed by all shop and company personnel.  This should help promote efficiency and reduce the possibility of personal injury and property damage.

Oil and grease-soaked rags or other waste should be disposed of in self-closing metal waste cans approved (UL or FM) by SAFETY recognized fire protection laboratories.


  1. In the absence of a firm foundation, the base of the jack should be blocked. If there is a possibility of slippage of the cap, a block should be placed in between the cap and the load.
  2. The operator should watch the stop indicator, which should be kept clean, in order to determine the limit of travel. The indicated limit should not be overrun.
  3. After the load has been raised, it should be cribbed, blocked, or otherwise secured at once.
  4. Hydraulic jacks exposed to freezing temperatures should be supplied with an adequate antifreeze liquid.