A Step in the Right Direction to Protect our Tradies

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Updated: July 12, 2013

Every day 10 tradies are badly injured at work meaning 3,560 tradies a year are on workers compensation. So in the lead up to Tradies National Health Month this August, step up and register to be a part of the activities.

Steel Blue and the Australian Physiotherapy Association have created this month to focus on educating and engaging tradies on the importance of full body health and safety, with handy tips and hints tailored to the needs of a tradie.

Both organisations appreciate the importance of health and safety and felt that there was no dedicated space in the market for tradies’ wellbeing.

“Too many tradies are injured on site every day, 80% of injured workers in Australia are tradies and labourers. We have been working closely with the Australian Physiotherapy Association to encourage a behaviour change amongst tradies, to make them more aware about the importance of health and safety, at work and home,” said Ross Fitzgerald, General Manager of Steel Blue.

“The Australian Physiotherapy Association is passionate about keeping Australian tradies pain-free, moving well and living to their full potential. Steel Blue values the work that tradies do and want to improve their awareness and support in this area,” said Cris Massis, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Throughout the month of August tradie body health and safety tips will be promoted, with tradies and trade companies encouraged to register their support and become a part of the month.

On registering, tradies will be entered in to a $4,000 prize draw to win the ultimate outdoor adventure. Entrants can choose from the ultimate surfing, camping or fishing trip!

“Watch out for events happening nationally throughout the month of August for Tradies National Health Month. Encourage your work mates to register, join in, stay healthy and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date on what’s happening,” added Ross.

 

For more information, please visit www.tradieshealth.com.au