August is National Tradies Health Month

August is National Tradies Health Month

August is National Tradie Health Month

The most serious claims for workers’ compensation is attributed to muscular stress while lifting or carrying.

Did you know that tradies make up nearly 60% of all serious work claims even though they only make up 30% of the Australian workforce. Two thirds of tradies have been injured on the job with the most serious claims for workers’ compensation being attributed to muscular stress while lifting, carrying or putting down materials. Almost 50 tradies die a year from vehicle accidents. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re either a tradie or know one.

August is National Tradies Health Month, a nationwide initiative created to raise the awareness of the work, health and safety risks for tradies. During this month, Safe Work Australia will be publishing a large collection of videos, data and resources on their website. These can easily be accessed on PC, smartphone or tablet at any time.

Safe Works Australia’s CEO, Michelle Baxter, said “We want every tradie to go home safe. For more information and guidance on WHS in the trade industry, contact the local WHS regulator in your area.”

“Serious injuries and fatalities will end up costing you more if you take shortcuts. Deadlines are serious, but injuries and fatalities are worse.”

To raise the awareness of these alarming statistics, Safenet are promoting the Nationally Recognised course – Shift material safely using manual handling methods TLID1001. The course runs for 8 hours (split into 2 x 4 hour sessions) and only costs $330 per person. We can deliver this course at our training centre based in Fyshwick, Canberra or on-site. Click Here to view the available course dates and make a booking.


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