Building and Construction

Building and Construction

Building and construction
The building and construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in,with many young people being injured every year. Construction sites are always changing. A site that is safe one day may not be safe the next, so you need to pay attention all the time.

Be aware!

19.5%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers between the ages of 15 and 24.

The building and construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in,with many young people being injured every year. Construction sites are always changing. A site that is safe one day may not be safe the next, so you need to pay attention all the time.

Be aware!

19.5%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers between the ages of 15 and 24.

Top incident causing injuries were from:

Being hit by moving objects
0%
Falling from height
0%
Slips, trips and falls
0%
Being trapped by moving machinery and equipment
0%
Muscular stress
0%
Hitting stationary objects
0%
Being trapped between stationary and moving objects
0%

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Electrical safety

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Noise

Working in hot conditons

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Electrical safety

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Noise

Working in hot conditons

Source: WorkCover WA (2020). Workers’ compensation Western Australian claims data 2014-15 to 2018-19

Note: Calculation based on a five-year total from 2014-15 to 2018-19. Based on the percentage of all incidents, the combination of all injuries is not equal to 100%.

Injuries are measured by number of LTI/Ds (1+days/shifts lost)

SmartMove building and construction industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 – Subdivision 30

There are many ways to protect yourself and be safe in this industry.

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There are many ways to protect yourself and be safe in this industry.

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