Safe and sound: Standardised OH&S regulations across the country drive industry growth

IBISWorld’s Occupational Health and Safety Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Occupational Health and Safety Services industry has grown over the past five years. The underlying trend towards safer working conditions and more stringent regulations has caused the industry to grow relative to other business services. Many small, independent firms dominate the industry, which is highly labour-intensive. Wages are the largest cost component for industry operators. Larger players can gain market share through strategic mergers and acquisitions, increasing the range of services on offer and the ability to service larger clients. Required compliance with OH&S regulations in various industries supports industry revenue. Businesses that fail to meet these regulations risk hefty fines or being sued as a result of a worker injury...

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What is the Occupational Health and Safety Services industry?

The main services offered by the industry are OH&S compliance and assistance, safety and health training, occupational hazard evaluation and claims management. Depending on contract sizes, more than one service offering can be bundled together. Larger industry participants tend to offer all of the services mentioned to capture economies of scope, while smaller companies tend to specialise in one area.

OH&S compliance assistance

Occupational health and safety compliance assistance accounts for the largest portion of industry revenue. The law mandates that employers provide a workplace free from recognised hazards that may result in serious injuries or cause harm. State and territory safety authorities may prosecute of fine companies that fail to comply. Bus...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Occupational hazard evaluation
Implementation of best practices
OH&S compliance assistance
Safety and health training
Other services
Claims management

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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