Bupa is part of Australia’s largest privately managed health insurer. You can be assured access to a wide range of products and services specifically designed with Master Electricians Australia Members in mind.
You and your staff can join Bupa and receive all the benefits of private health insurance through a specifically negotiated Master Electricians Australia corporate plan which gives you great value. Benefits include:
View Bupa’s Corporate Health offers here (and enter Master Electricians Australia in the ‘search your company name’) to get a quote, call 134 135 and quote our Master Electricians Australia ID 2107799, or email email@example.com to get the deal.
It’s National Tradies Health month, and we’ll be providing you with a few essential tips each week in August to help you re-charge your health and well-being.
Week 1 – Benefits of Exercise
Did you know that injuries in the trade industry represented 58 per cent of Australia’s working population between 2010 – 2011 and 2014 – 2015, and according to Safe Work Australia around 190 serious claims were made each day? They are serious numbers! This week we’re focusing on the many benefits of exercise and how it can help your health and safety.
Regular exercise and physical activity may:
Week 2 – Healthy Eating
We know you’re busy on the tools and running your business, but don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of spark in your system by maintaining a healthy diet and include the following key nutrients in your daily intake:
To make it easier to choose healthier foods, BUPA has partnered with The George Institute for Global Health to create the FoodSwitch app (free). Use the app to scan the barcodes of packaged foods and view their easy traffic light colour coded ratings for four key food components – fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar; and receive similar but healthier options for your not-so-healthy food items. Find out more at www.bupa.om.au/foodswitch.
Week 3 – Back Health
In week 3 of National Tradies Health Month, we’re focussing on back health.
You’ve got your essential tools in your kit to help you get the job done, but did you ever consider that your back is one of your most important and valuable tools that you’ll own?
Between the heavy lifting you undertake on the job, using tools, reaching around corners and crawling into tight spaces, you don’t need to be reminded that being a tradie is physically demanding! Your back needs to work extremely hard every day to support these demands, so it’s important to incorporate the following steps each day to make sure you are looking after this valuable tool:
Week 4 – Sun Protection
Singing seagull jokes aside, SunSmart has stated that two in three Australian’s will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, so it’s time to get serious about factoring in a Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap routine into your daily work schedule! While working outdoors on client jobs has its benefits, the risk of injuries caused by the sun including sunburn, sunstroke and skin cancer is real.
Recharge your health and maximise your sun protection to reduce your risk of sun injury by implementing the following steps in your daily routine:
Hot tip: You may be able to claim the cost of sun protection gear including sunscreen on your tax. To confirm if you are eligible and the products you have purchased meet ATO standards, check with your accountant or the Australian Taxation Office on 13 28 61.
* Discount is reviewed periodically by Bupa and Master Electricians Australia and is subject to change. Must pay by direct debit or payroll deduction (if available).
** For most items covering general dental, physio, and chiro services. Annual maximums, fund rules, and waiting periods apply. Includes major dental in VIC and SA only. Excludes orthodontics and hospital treatments. Available on selected packages and standalone extras covers.
^ Applies each calendar year and increases after the first 12 months.