Did you know that while tradies make up almost one-third (30%) of Australia’s workforce, they represent over half (58%) of serious claims for workers’ compensation?
Research shows that the most common cause of injury involves muscular stress while lifting, carrying or putting down objects and the most common type of serious claim involves traumatic joint injuries
The point of these statistics?
AUGUST IS NATIONAL TRADIES HEALTH MONTH
This is a time to create awareness and recognise the health and well-being of all tradies that work within Australia. Working in trade is physically demanding and at times can require the body to push through periods of pain in order to get the job done. However, it’s important to realise that ignoring aches and pains can eventually lead to an overload of stress upon the body and potentially result in disability and debilitation if not given attention to.
“Lost time” isn’t only bad for the worker (no work, no pay) but it also affects insurance costs for companies (more injuries means higher premium) and is something that should be prevented with health-promoting encouragement which is why we are supporting this great cause.
If you or someone you know is suffering from any ongoing issues don’t hesitate to call the Hands On Health Care Clinic on 9949 3017. Our practitioners will be happy to answer any questions regarding aches and pains.
As a special promotion, we will be down at Bunnings Balgowlah every Wednesday for the month of August offering FREE functional assessments and advise to tradies gearing up for the day in the pick-up drive through zone between 7am-9pm.