Sport, Fitness and Recreation 

Sport, fitness and recreation 
Sport, fitness and recreation is a growing and popular industry that employs many young workers (aged between 15 and 24). The industry provides a range of career opportunities with unique workplace hazards. Activities in this industry include organised sports, fitness, community recreation and outdoor recreation.
Young workers are often employed as:
  • fitness instructors, personal trainers, swimming instructors
  • aquatic administrators, event coordinators, recreation, sport or community centre administrators
  • outdoor activity instructors, animal attendants, animal trainers, riding coaches, jockeys, stable hands, swimming pool attendants.

Be aware!

30%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers.

Top incident causing injuries were from:

Falling from height
0%
Being hit by an animal
0%
Being hit by moving objects
0%
Hitting moving objects
0%
Contact with hot objects
0%
Muscular stress
0%
Slips, trips and falls
0%
Hitting stationary objects
0%
Being trapped by moving machinery and equipment
0%

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Noise

Working in hot conditons

Electrical safety

Biological hazards

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 sports, fitness and recreation industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 – Subdivision 91

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