Tradies National Health Month

August 27, 2015 - 2 min read

Diet, fitness and safety – these are some of the most important things to keep in mind on the work site. Read on to find out about Tradies national health month.

With Tradies National Health Month 2015 nearly upon us, we’ve shown our support by providing a few worksite health and safety tips. From keeping safe on the job, to making sure you fuel your body with the right nutrients, check out this article for all you need to know about keeping fit, healthy, and most of all, safe at work.

Tradie’s health


It may come as no surprise that 94% of tradies believe they don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. After all, starting work in the early hours and not coming home until late at night can cause disruptions to eating patterns.

Keen to ditch the fast-food for something more nutritional? By taking pre-prepared meals to work, you’re able to fill your body with substantial food that is both vitamin-rich and delicious. For a quick, healthy and filling breakfast, why not try this homemade granola recipe? Jam-packed with nuts, oats and superfood goodness, a bowl of this granola, topped with some natural yoghurt and fruit, will give you all the energy you need to kickstart your day!

Looking to completely transform the way you eat? Check out this guide to the paleo diet!


Regardless of what trade you’re in, it’s important to stay fit and healthy. By regularly exercising and stretching, you’re less likely to encounter muscle pain and injury. According to Tradies National Health Month, nearly 1 quarter of all roofers, labourers and plumbers experience backache and muscle strain from lifting equipment and handling materials in the work place.

If you find yourself struggling with pain, don’t ignore it. There are a range of natural health professionals who can help relieve pain through a number of techniques including massage, reflexology and acupuncture.

What is reflexology? Click the link to find out!

Tradie’s safety

Keeping safe in the workplace is important for every individual. However, when there’s heavy machinery and dangerous tools involved, this priority becomes even more essential.

“Falls from height account for 25% of fatalities (31 deaths) with ladders involved in 11 deaths, buildings in 7 and scaffolding in 7,” according to Tradies National Health Month.

Did you know that wearing appropriate footwear can help prevent injury to the spine, hips, knees and ankles? It’s also very important to wear the correct safety gear while at work. This can include anything from high-vis jackets and hardhats, to safety gloves and goggles. For more safety tips, visit Tradies National Health Month’s info and resources page!