Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry snapshot 2017

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

  • Motor Vehicle and Transport Equipment
  • Farm Animal and Bloodstock Leasing
  • Other Goods and Equipment Rental and Hiring
  • Non-Financial Intangible Assets (Except Copyrights) Leasing
  • Property Operators
  • Real Estate Services

3 in 4 workers are employed full time

2% of the total Tasmanian workforce

Twice the average proportion of workers aged 65+

The injuries

31 injuries across the industry in 2017

31% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

1.3 serious injuries per million hours worked, lowest of all industries. 83% lower than the state average of 7.9

Well below the state average serious injury frequency Rate for the last ten years.

The people

Motor Vehicle and Transport Equipment Rental and Hiring had the highest frequency

Occupations with the Highest Percentage of Serious Injuries

  • 18% Real Estate Agents
  • 13% Cleaners and Laundry Workers
  • 11% Miscellaneous Labourers

Workers aged 15-24 report a higher serious injury frequency rate than other age brackets

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 task
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mental health conditions