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Introduction to this document

Safety briefing - safe working on tyres in garages

This briefing addresses the key risks and control measures needed to manage safe working practices when removing and refitting tyres in garages.

What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Safe Working on Tyres in Garages is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks arising from such work which could result in injuries to themselves or others.

Hazards and risks

The briefing identifies the hazards and risks including physical injury through incorrect manual handling techniques, explosions and contact with machinery.


Control measures include completing a risk assessment, providing staff with correct training and issuing them with personal protective equipment.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • Only competent staff should work on tyres and tyre removal and fitting equipment.
  • Ensure that a safe system of work is in place and that the operative fully understands the procedures.
  • Tyre-removal equipment should be used when breaking the bead before tyre removal.
  • Do not use compressed air to remove dust from inside tyres after removal from wheel.