This guidance provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the risks associated with split rims and compressed air. This includes:

  • a guide on how to manage risks associated with split rims, and
  • an information sheet on how to manage risks associated with the use of compressed air in the workplace.

There are numerous hazards associated with stored compressed air, including the uncontrolled releasing of compressed air caused by incorrect use or incorrectly fitted or damaged parts. This includes the use of compressed air in relation to tyres.


You should use this guide if you are a worker or manage a worker who carries out work including tyre fitting or the repair of vehicles or machinery with tyre wheel assemblies such as a divided wheel, a multi piece rim or a multi-piece wheel.

You should use this information sheet if your work involves the use of small or large scale air compressors and air receivers.

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