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Arts and Recreation Services

This industry includes:

  • sports, physical recreation, and horse/dog racing activities
  • amusement activities
  • gambling activities
  • parks/nature reserves, gardens and zoos
  • performing arts venues
  • museums and galleries.

Occupations in this industry include:

  • performers such as musicians and dancers, artists
  • office-based workers.

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:

  • long hours standing
  • lifting and moving heavy objects
  • shiftwork.

This industry has a variety of workspaces, ranging from offices to environments with heavy and potentially dangerous equipment, and venues with noise and light as potential hazards.

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 snapshot

Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work code of practice

Managing the Work Environment and Facilities Code of Practice

Mental health hazards

Slips trips and falls

Updated: 29th October 2019