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Tradie National Health Month

August is Tradies' National Health Month aimed at raising awareness of the health and injury risks for people in trade occupations.

Statistics show that tradies are involved in almost 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries, despite making up only 35 per cent of the workforce.

And 60 per cent of tradies often have aches and pains as a result of their job. With the physically demanding tasks that are often involved in the jobs they do, it鈥檚 no wonder tradies are over represented in workplace injury reports compared to other types of workers.

HOW TO PREVENT RISK AND INJURY ON THE JOB

Many injuries can be prevented with simple strategies that prioritise physical, mental and emotional health. We all play a role in helping our tradies - and every worker - to get home safely each day!

Here are some ideas for instigating positive change in your workplace and in your life.

  • Try some warm up stretches before the work day begins.

  • Ask your team leader to get a physiotherapist to do a worksite risk assessment.

  • Visit your physio to treat aches before they escalate and distract you from working safely.

  • Seek support if you're struggling mentally or emotionally.

RESOURCES

Below are a few links to resources with tips to encourage our tradies to look after their most valuable asset鈥攖heir health.

https://choose.physio/tradieshealth/getinvolved

https://www.hiainsurance.com.au/News/Its-Tradies-National-Health-Month