WorkSafe Tasmania

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Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

This industry includes:

  • renting and hiring of vehicles and equipment
  • all real estate services.

Occupations in this industry include:

  • office-based workers
  • workers who move between workplaces, often into unfamiliar environments.

Most common hazards and injuries

Workers in this industry are likely to be injured at work due to:

  • body stressing
  • falls, slips and trips
  • being hit by moving objects
  • mental stress.

Common hazards that workers in this industry are exposed to include:

  • sedentary work
  • manual handling.

Some solutions

  • Provide training and instruction in safe manual handling procedures.
  • Maintain good housekeeping to ensure there are no obstructions or trip hazards on floors or in store areas.
  • Encourage a standing friendly work culture: encourage standing in meetings, when reading documents or taking phone calls; invest in height-adjustable desks, use stairs instead of lifts.

Resources and solutions

Hazardous manual tasks

Industry snapshots

Mental health

Sedentary work

Slips trips and falls

Updated: 29th October 2019