Workshop Induction, Health & Safety

On successful completion of the course candidates will be awarded the ARM Academy Accreditation (AAA)

Duration: 1 Day

Aims and Training Objectives

  • Understand and be aware of risks associated with working in an auto body repair facility.
  • Demonstrate that they have obtained an understanding of workshop safety within this environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the risks associated when working with chemicals used in an autobody repair workshop.
  • Demonstrate that they understand the requirement for protective equipment: (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment (RPE Respiratory Protective Equipment) (VPE) Vehicle Protective Equipment, and its correct usage.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the risks associated with operating commonly used hand and power tools utilised in auto body repair workshops.
  • Understand a workplace risk assessment.

Course Outline will include

  • Why is Health & Safety training and awareness so important
  • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Workshop Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Gloves, Coveralls & Boots
  • Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • Respiratory Protection – Masks / Air fed protection
  • Working with chemicals
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Vehicle Protective Equipment (VPE)

LEARNING at Arm Academy

ARM Classroom

Theory and interactive demonstrations and discussion.

Interactive demonstrations in our classroom lectures utilise CLEVER TOUCH IMPACT PLUS interactive technology.

Interactive demonstrations are used in The ARM Classroom to demonstrate the application of the concept, skill, or knowledge relevant to the lecture topic. The lecture is active with the demonstration structured to incorporate opportunities for participants to interact actively, analyse and reflect directly on the training material relevant to a specific learning task.

“Any questions?,” question time throughout and post lectures, all participants are requested to spend time reflecting on the lecture thus far and writing down one or two questions. Questions are submitted anonymously by participants by means of interactive pads supplied to each participant in a simple text-based format, rather than calling on them one at a time. This enables the instructor to get a sense of question trends and choose the best ones to address.

Pass the Pointer is used for visual content: A complex, intricate, or detailed image is placed on the screen with participants given the laser pointer to identify components or key features or ask questions about items they do not understand.


The Interactive induction in simulation creates a realistic environment that enables participants to learn and understand the risks associated with working in an auto body repair workshop while in a controlled environment, that replicates the workplace. The ARM Academy is equipped with a practical training area designed and created to deliver the workshop induction training in a simulated setting where training can be stopped, discussed, and re-started at any point to support specific learning requirements.

This simulated environment contains the equipment and materials that would be present in a contemporary workplace. The ARM Academy has engaged with the repair industry to establish current workplace activities in order to ensure the training strategies and simulated environments align with current workplace practice. Regular discussion with the repair industry and insurance stakeholders as well as participant feedback ensures that the simulated environment remains appropriate to the current industry requirement and operates as designed.