Given the nature of their work, tradies face a risk of injury every time they step on the jobsite. They represent over half of the serious claims for worker’s compensation in the country. This is why it’s crucial your workers are up to date on their work health and safety training – to reduce worker’s compensation risks and costs for your business.

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

You can minimise risk and maximise safety on your jobsite with these courses:

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415)
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315)

Your staff can complete our courses at your workplace to minimise downtime. Get in touch today to learn more about Major Training’s work health and safety training.

Text Version of Infographic: The Importance of Workplace Health and Safety for Tradies

Given the nature of their work, tradies face a risk of injury every time they step on the jobsite.

They represent over half of the serious claims for worker’s compensation in the country.

This is why it’s crucial your workers are up to date on their work health and safety training – to reduce worker’s compensation risks and costs for your business.

Tradies’ Safety in Australia

Tradies make up 31% of Australia’s workforce, but they represent 58% of serious claims and 57% of total costs for workers compensation.

The incident rate for tradies in Australia is a staggering three times higher than all other occupations, making it imperative for workplace health and safety to be front and centre for everyone in the industry.

Common types of serious claims for tradies include:

  • 44% traumatic joint injuries
  • 18% wounds/lacerations
  • 15% musculoskeletal disorders
  • 10% fractures

The most common causes of injuries include:

  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Or putting down objects

There are many ways you can reduce the risk of injury on the jobsite and promote a safe workplace, including:

  • Use appropriate personal protective gear
  • Limit tripping hazards by keeping the site tidy
  • Keep workers’ work health and safety training up to date.

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

You can minimise risk and maximise safety on your jobsite with these courses:

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415)
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315)

Your staff can complete our courses at your workplace to minimise downtime. Get in touch today to learn more about Major Training’s work health and safety training.

Source: Safe Work Australia’s National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics, 2014-15.