Protect Your Most Important Assets - Your Workers! #TradiesHealthMonth

6 August 2018

Protect your assets 

August is Tradies Health Month and, this year, Safe Work Australia is reminding employers to protect their business’ greatest assets – their workers!


“According to the latest WHS statistics, tradies make up almost one-third of Australia’s workforce, but they represent over half of the country’s serious claims for workers’ compensation,” 

said Safe Work Australia’s CEO Michelle Baxter.


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The nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness of work health and safety risks for tradies – this includes technicians and trades workers, labourers, and machinery operators and drivers.


“Injuries that tradies often experience include traumatic joint/ligament, and muscle/tendon injuries. Most distressingly, almost 50 tradies a year die from vehicle incidents,”

said Ms Baxter.


The most common serious claims for workers’ compensation are attributed to muscular stress while lifting, carrying or putting down objects.


Female tradie promoting hands on help for all tradies


Worksites for tradies are hazardous by nature, employers have a duty to ensure their team is working safely.  Throughout August, Safe Work Australia will share resources on tradies’ health and safety by publishing a collection of data, videos, resources and information.


“Serious injuries and fatalities will end up costing you more if you take shortcuts.  Deadlines are serious, but injuries and fatalities are worse.  We want every tradie to go home safe," 

said Ms Baxter.


At SWF Group we are committed to keeping tradies safe by providing them with the right Safety Equipment and Workwear for any work environment. We stock a comprehensive and innovative range of WorkwearFootwearPPEFirst AidCorporate ClothingSite SafetyProtective ClothingSafety Signs and Materials Handling Equipment.

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