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Administrative and Support Services industry snapshot 2018

The workforce

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

  • Building cleaning, pest control and gardening services
  • Employment services
  • Travel agency and tour arrangement services
  • Packaging services
  • Other administrative services

3% of the total Tasmanian workforce

48% work full time

Over half are employed in Building cleaning, pest control and gardening services

28% of workers are aged between 25 and 34 years

The injuries

217 injuries across the industry in 2017

43% of injuries in the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

12.3 serious injuries per million hours worked — third highest of all industries — 41% higher than the than the state average of 8.7

Above the state average: Serious injury frequency rate each year for the last ten years

The people

Workers under 25 years old reported the highest serious injury frequency rates

Occupations with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 34% Miscellaneous labourers
  • 20% Cleaners and laundry workers

68% of serious injuries were reported by Employment Services

Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Gardening Services reported the highest serious injury frequency rate

The causes

The most common causes of injury across the industry

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

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
Updated: 11th December 2019