Looking After The Tools Of Your Trade
3rd December 2013
Hands in an automotive environment are vital tools to get the job done. From vehicle maintenance & repair workshops and bodyshops through to vehicle breakdown services, employees in an automotive environment are exposed to a wide variety of soilings, potential irritants, temperature swings and more. This can lead to visible skin problems ranging from red, sore, chapped skin through to serious instances of occupational dermatitis.
The cost implications of this problem can be significant and are widely accepted to be under reported. Occupational skin problems not only mean personal costs for the employee, but there are also disruption costs to businesses such as lost productivity through employee absence from work, reduced employee efficiency and poor staff morale.
So, when BOSCH, the largest Auto-Electrical components supplier in the world, announced the opening of its purpose-built training centre for use by their apprentices and distributors, skin care experts Deb seized the opportunity to present their world-class skin safety solutions to them.
Phil Spark, Deb’s UK Marketing Director explains: “We felt that our skin care system would be the ideal solution for BOSCH’s training centre. Deb’s skin care solution for the automotive sector comprises a complementary range of skin care products & support activities, so will encourage the technicians to develop the best practice skin care regime from the beginning of their career to help prevent skin problems later. The cartridges that are used within the skin care system are sealed, meaning there is no chance of cross-contamination unlike traditional 'dip-in' buckets.”
Ken Geer, BOSCH’s Senior Trainer comments: “Having invested in a multi-million pound state-of-the-art training facility, aimed at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket, it has been imperative that the interior specifications match the quality and superiority of the facility. In light of this, DEB have been selected to install their Swarfega skin care system into the Bosch Service Training Centre. The system, that includes pre-work and after-work creams, provides a reduced risk of dermatitis for all the technicians using it.”