- Take more risks in general
- Take more risk under pressure / or be under more pressure
- Be less exposed to safe work practices (incl. team based safety approaches)
- Have less access to safe work practices and fit for purpose equipment
If you are self employed or employ the self employed these factors need to be considered and managed so all workers can have access to the same level of safety in their workplaces. Granted self employed workers generally with have access to minimal capital so some interventions / risk mitigations will be less fancy. As a self employed worker myself it would be great to see more/more available government education and intervention provided for these workers.