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Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 2019

The workforce

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

  • Motor vehicle and transport equipment rental hiring
  • Farm animal and bloodstock leasing
  • Other goods and equipment rental and hiring
  • Non-financial intangible assets (except copyrights) leasing
  • Property operators
  • Real estate services

1% of the total Tasmanian workforce

62% of workers are employed full time

Real estate services is the largest employing group, making up 55% of the workforce

Almost 2 x the average proportion of workers aged 65+

The injuries

50 injuries across the industry in 2019

32% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

4.1 serious injuries per million hours worked; 55% lower than the state average of 9.1

Serious injury frequency rate increased by 21% 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

  • 16% Miscellaneous labourers
  • 13% Cleaners and laundry workers
  • 9% Construction and mining

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
  • Safe movement of vehicles and plant
Updated: 4th April 2022
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