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Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 2018

The workforce

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

2% of the total Tasmanian workforce

73% of workers are employed full time

Real estate services is the largest employing group, making up 66% of the workforce

3 x the average proportion of workers aged 65+

The injuries

40 injuries across the industry in 2018

30% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

1.5 serious injuries per million hours worked — lowest of all industries — 83% lower than the state average of 8.7

Serious injury frequency rate decreased by 51% in the last ten years

The people

Motor vehicle and transport equipment rental and hiring had the highest frequency and the highest number of injuries

Occupations with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 17% Real estate agents
  • 12% Cleaners and laundry workers
  • 10% 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
  • Vehicle accidents

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
Updated: 4th April 2022
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