Tradies take better care of their tools than health – new research

We recently read this interesting article about Tradies looking after their tools more than their health.

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Australian tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies, despite having one of the highest injury rates of any occupation, according to research from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

The Empirica Research survey, commissioned by the APA, reveals that 79 per cent of tradies report taking good care of their tools compared to just 47 per cent who took good care of their bodies.

Nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of tradies said they had been injured in their current job and half of these said they expected to be injured again.

APA National President Phil Calvert says tradies are prone to a range of injuries as a result of the intensity and repetitive nature of their work, yet many don’t seek help early enough, or at all.

“Many tradies are not seeking treatment or are delaying treatment until their injury becomes a much bigger and more complex issue,” Mr. Calvert said.

 

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