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Other Services industry snapshot 2018

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

4% of the total Tasmanian workforce

63% of workers are employed full time

41% are aged under 35

Automotive repair and maintenance is the largest employing group

The injuries

1201 injuries across the industry in 2018

42% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

6.9 serious injuries per million hours worked, 21% lower than the state average of 8.7

23% lower serious injury frequency rate than ten years ago

The people

Religious services as a group had the highest serious injury frequency rate and accounted for more injuries than any other group

Occupation groups with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 25% Personal carers and assistants
  • 10% Auto electricians and mechanics
  • 9% Cleaners and laundry workers

Workers aged 35-44 report a higher 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
  • Hitting objects with a part of the body

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
Updated: 16th June 2020