Other Services industry snapshot 2017

The workforce

This industry grouping covers a wide range of activities, separated into nine groups.

  • Automotive repair and maintenance
  • Machinery and equipment repair and maintenance
  • Other repair and maintenance
  • Personal care services
  • Funeral, crematorium and cemetery operation
  • Other personal services
  • Religious services
  • Civic, professional and other interest group services
  • Private households employing staff

3% of the total Tasmanian workforce

63% work full time

46% of workers are aged under 35

The injuries

189 injuries across the industry in 2017

41% of injuries in the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

6.5 serious injuries per million hours worked, 18% lower than the state average of 7.9

40% decrease in serious injury frequency rate since peak in 2010

The people

Religious services had the highest serious injury frequency rate

Occupation groups with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 26% Personal carers and assistants
  • 10% Auto electricians and mechanics
  • 9% Cleaners and laundry workers

Workers aged 35-44 and 55-64 reported the highest serious injury frequency rates

The causes

The most common causes of injury across the industry

  • Body stressing
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Being hit by moving objects
  • Mental stress

Action areas

Priority conditions and causes identified in the WorkSafe Strategic Plan 2018-2023 relevant to the industry:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hazardous manual tasks
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mental health conditions