The Tradies National Health Month is an APA initiative in Australia that aims to focus attention on workplace safety and worker health through the implementation of rigorous safety processes and emergency plans.
WorkSafe statistics reveal that 10 Australian tradies are badly injured each day (or 3560 per year) at work and require worker’s compensation. Injury claims between 2008 and 2013 were over 17,000 from the construction industry alone with the cost of those injuries estimated at $1 billion.
Given the seriousness of the situation, managements are constantly seeking ways to ensure that these unfortunate incidents are handled properly, and risks mitigated. The health and safety of workers directly impact the company in terms of legal and regulatory obligations.
The Time and Attendance system from Mitrefinch Australia helps facilitate effective Workplace Health and Safety processes for companies, with capabilities such as Fire Evacuation Management, Real-time Onsite Reports, and Control of Access Points and Restricted Areas coupled with the ability to quickly identify staff with specialist skills and even conduct Fatigue Management Planning.