‘Do-it-yourself’ (DIY) refers to making, mending or maintaining something oneself, instead of hiring a professional or tradesperson. This factsheet looks at DIY injuries that occurred as a result of falls (for example, from ladders and buildings), and while using tools and machinery (for example, hand tools and lawnmowers) at home. In 2013–14, men aged 65+ were the most commonly hospitalised group due to 1 of these types of DIY injuries.
ISBN 978-1-76054-096-8; Cat. no. INJCAT 185; 4pp.; Internet only
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Fact sheet contents
- What are DIY injuries?
- Quick facts
- In this fact sheet
- How many people are hospitalised due to DIY injuries?
- Who is hospitalised as a result of DIY injuries?
- What are the main causes of DIY injuries?
- Types of injury
- Body region injured
- DIY injuries involving falls from a ladder or building or structure
- DIY injuries involving tools and machinery
- Where can I find out more?
AIHW 2017. DIY injuries. Cat. no. INJCAT 185. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 19 April 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129559174>.