WorkSafe WA has developed a checklist to highlight safety issues in fuel retailing.
The checklist provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries.
Information on how to comply with occupational safety and health legislation is also available on the checklist.
According to SafeWork Australia, retail trade in Australia employs 11% of the workforce. Every year the industry accounts for about 10,500 serious workers’ compensation claims (8% of all serious claims annually) and six traumatic work-related injury fatalities (2.5% of all traumatic injury fatalities annually).
Traumatic joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries account for over half of all serious claims in retail trade. Wounds, lacerations and amputations and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders together account for a further one in three serious claims.
Retail trade includes:
- food retailing including supermarkets
- motor vehicle and motor parts and fuel retailing
- other store-based retailing.