Learning new skills and catching up on admin top to-do list as Coronavirus pandemic continues.
A survey with tradespeople, installers and local contractors has highlighted the ways tradespeople are using their downtime due to COVID-19.
The top activities are:
It would also seem that those working in the sector are optimistic about the industry long-term with almost two thirds (62%) believing when the industry gets back on its feet there will be an influx of projects commissioned following the current downturn in work. However, until the situation gets back to normal for tradespeople, there is a wealth of tools available online:
Mhairi McDougall, Country Manager UK and Ireland at Dakea, said: “Tradespeople are currently providing a crucial service to us all by ensuring essential services are fit for purpose and, for that, we thank them. For those who are working from home, it is encouraging to see they are working on their businesses to provide a solid footing for when the industry does recover. To support this, Dakea has a bank of content that tradespeople can access to support their business during this downtime.
“Those working in the construction industry are, and have always been, crucial to ensuring the UK economy is healthy. In fact, construction output in the UK is more than £110 billion per annum and contributes 7% of GDP which proves how pivotal it is that we safeguard not only the people carrying out work on-site, but the businesses themselves.” www.tradematters.co.uk