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Other Services industry snapshot 2019

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

62% of workers are employed full time

39% are aged under 35

Automotive repair and maintenance is the largest employing group

The injuries

218 injuries across the industry in 2019

44% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

8.8 serious injuries per million hours worked, close to the state average of 9.1

14% 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. These services are largely provided in aged care homes and social assistance

Occupation groups with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 25% Personal carers and assistants
  • 12% Cleaners and laundry workers
  • 7% Auto electricians and mechanics

Workers aged 35-44 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 tasks
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mental health conditions
Updated: 1st July 2020