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New research shows 92% of construction workers name safety as their most important consideration in 2022

NEW research launched by WASP Site Safety has unveiled the demand for advancements in site safety from construction workers across the nation.

WASP Site Safety was founded in 2019 with a mission to revolutionise the construction industry by taking the sting out of site safety, making it easy and convenient for workers and companies to access the best safety workwear.

The nationally representative survey was carried out with construction workers of all seniority levels and various demographic breakdowns across the UK. Key findings include:

  • In the wake of the pandemic, 62% of business owners and senior managers in the construction industry have invested further into health and safety measures for their business
  • This trend is here to stay with a further 28% of owners and managers looking to invest in this area in 2022
  • Young people are even more safety conscious, with 93% of 16-24 year olds considering safety as an important factor when working in construction, more so than cost and turnaround time
  • 91% of 16-24 year olds find it difficult to source safety workwear, citing obstacles such as lack of stock (51%), long delivery times (38%), and expense (36%). Only 9% of 16-24 year olds surveyed did not find it difficult.

Chris McManus, managing director of ADI Midlands, a construction company based in Leicestershire, said: ‘The constant fear of getting stung with the wrong safety workwear does take a toll on my business. It’s a constant source of worry, making sure that I’m sending people to sites with the right equipment and workwear. A solution like the Site Safety Box is perfect, as it gives me peace of mind that my staff have the essential protection they need when they’re visiting sites all over the country.’

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