Garage reopening best-practice issued by GEA, SMMT
The Garage Equipment Association (GEA), Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) have published a best practice guide outlining the necessary steps for garages exiting lockdown.
The guide has been compiled from a wide range of best practice and guidance documents. According to the foreword it is “intended to complement official guidance and the work of other trade associations. It should be used
in accordance with the latest Government advice which may change over time. This guidance may be used as part of a full risk assessment, which should be carried out for each site. Such a risk assessment would normally be required to be carried out in cooperation with staff or workforce representatives and in advance of (re)starting operations.”
A further disclaimed adds: “This guidance is not a final draft; it should evolve as improvements and issues come to light and will reflect feedback from staff and customers.”
However, for garages considering opening up, it is a helpful starting point. You can download the guide here: https://www.smmt.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/SMMT_GEA_IAAF_IMI_SMTA_Industry-Guidance-COVID-19-Automotive-Aftermarket-Restart.pdf