Analysis of Safety Practices by Automobile Mechanics at SIWDO KOKOMPE



Education on occupational safety is geared towards ensuring that injuries on workers during the performance of their duties are either eliminated or reduced to the barest minimum. Thus the Automobile Mechanics at Siwdo Kokompe must be educated on implementation and improvement of mandatory job safety, standard, shop regulation and accident prevention.


Furthermore, they must use tools according to manufactured specifications; locate the devices and hazardous substances safely. Siwdo Kokompe was chosen because of the large cluster of automobile artisans there. Qualitative and Quantitative data was obtained using interviews for twenty three mechanics which represents 99% of the mechanics. This research reveals conclusively that there must be intensive education on the use of safety wears, fire extinguishers and ventilated rooms and also on the non-usage of faulty equipments/tools.  Conclusively there is the need for education on safety and some tools.

Keywords: Automobile Mechanics; Safety; Tools; Injuries; Servicing

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