Skin Safety Report
Insights and research on Australians’ attitudes towards skin safety and skin cancer.
"As a specialist life insurer with an industry leading focus on health, we’ve seen firsthand the positive effects that prevention and early detection can have on managing health, and we want to do everything in our power to spread that message."
Dr Priya Chagan
TAL General Manager, Health Services
This year marks the second edition of the TAL SpotChecker Australian Skin Safety Report and the sixth year of TAL’s national skin safety awareness initiative, TAL SpotChecker.
Since the launch of the program in 2016, TAL SpotChecker has established leadership as a protector of skin health. Whilst the pandemic has again this year restricted us from providing our free professional skin checks at beaches around Australia, we remain as committed as ever to building awareness around the importance of skin safety through a range of other channels.
As a specialist life insurer with an industry leading focus on health, we’ve seen firsthand the positive effects that prevention and early detection can have on managing health, and we want to do everything in our power to spread that message.
COVID-19 has meant that for too many Australians, skin health has not been prioritised. In presenting this report, we are aiming to engage Australia with a renewed message around protection and prevention, to capture the public’s attention, drive attitudinal change, and most importantly, change behaviours when it comes to skin safety.
We hope this report helps to empower you with greater understanding around the value of preventative health.
Early detection can save lives
Get to know your skin with regular self-checks to maximise your chances of detecting skin cancer early.
In addition to self-checking regularly, it is also important to get regular professional skin checks by your GP, dermatologist or a skin cancer clinic.