Working in trade jobs such as construction, electrical wiring, plumbing, welding and carpentry can come with its risks if there isn't any safety measures in place.
It's important to ensure the appropriate tools are being used to carry out jobs, and that they are being used in the proper manner.
According to Safe Work Australia the construction industry accounted for one in ten (11 per cent) of all serious workers' compensation claims for injury and illness over the three years from 2008-2009 to 2010-2011.
Accidents in the workplace can be reduced by ensuring that there is a proper safety plan in place that clearly lays out who can use what tools and how they are to be operated.
It may be wise for employers to hold workplace safety refreshers every few months (three months or so) with the change of the seasons a perfect time, as there are different risks associated with each - with wind and rain in winter and heat illness in summer.
It's also important to carry out safe working practices at home when you're busy doing your own improvement projects.
Whether it be floor sanding or a spot of garden landscaping, make sure you use the right tools to safely complete the job.
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