There is no specific legislation in place for metalwork operations. However, as a result of the varied nature of this type of work, various health and safety legislation applies.

As a wide range of activities is undertaken in engineering workshops, this topic does not cover every hazard that may occur. It does, however, cover the major areas of concern required to identify and control hazards related to metalwork activities undertaken in engineering workshops. It also examines the hazards relating to the use of metalworking fluids.

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