Equality In The Construction Industry

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In recent years, there has certainly been a prominent shift within the construction industry when it comes to workers. This particular section has always been known to be male-dominated, but it seems that females are getting their foot in the door of roles that were previously seen as being suitable for men. Find out more about how equality within the construction industry is changing, and the fantastic team we have here at International Plant Sales. 

THE MAIN WORKFORCE ISSUE THAT WE CURRENTLY FACE

To improve the current equality issues within the construction industry, there has been a greater focus on developing the diversity in the workplace. 

Did you know that only 15% of the UK construction workforce is made up of women. Plus, only 2% of these have manual on-site jobs. With a huge number of white males making up the workforce in the industry, this is typically seen as the norm. However, why should it be? 

Today there are more women in employment than there have ever been, however it is lacking within the construction industry. 

HOW CAN WE INCREASE THE EQUALITY WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR?

Role Models

The construction industry is often perceived to be made up of men. However, it’s time we break the image, and increase the amount of women working in the sector. 

To inspire women to enter the construction industry, they need role models to look up to. It’s important to see people succeeding in order to get them involved in the sector. Be proud of working in the industry, if you’re female, and make sure you shout about it!

Apprenticeships

Most industries will already make the most of apprentices in the workplace, and they are excellent in the construction industry. The scheme is great for recruiting new staff, and improving the skills of current staff. 

PRAISING THE WOMEN WITHIN THE TEAM AT IPS

Here at International Plant Sales, we believe in equality within the workplace. Our sales team consists of mixed genders, as well as our marketing team. All of which have the experience and knowledge to sell construction machinery to the international market with confidence. International Plant SalesLtd is also a subsidiary company within H. E. Group Ltd, and the same ethics apply.

If you’re looking to purchase used construction machinery, then pick up the phone or drop our team an email. We would be happy to assist!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INCREASING DIVERSITY WITHIN THE INDUSTRY?

There are three main advantages to increasing diversity in the workplace. These benefits are:

  • An improvement in staff retention

  • A wider choice of individuals to recruit from

  • Improved on-site working relationships between employees from different backgrounds

As the amount of open job vacancies in the industry increases, it’s more important than ever for construction managers to inspire individuals to apply for a career.

LOOKING TO BUY OUR USED PLANT EQUIPMENT?

Currently, we have a variety of machines available for sale, ready to be put to work. Choose from:

So why should you buy used construction equipment from us?

WARRANTY

All of our machines come with a warranty as standard. The warranty will cover all major parts and components, so you’ll have peace of mind knowing your machines are covered. 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Here at International Plant Sales, we sell to not only buyers within the UK but also overseas. We have recently shipped to the Maldives, Poland, France and even Germany. Location is not an issue for us!

Our team will also sort out all the relevant paperwork and liaise with our pool of trusted shipping companies to ensure your machines arrive in fantastic condition. 

EXCELLENT CONDITION

Our machinery is only 3 – 5 years old on average. We believe that having a relatively new fleet for our sister companies is important, so we are always replacing the machines. Which is also great news for our stocklist, and our customers… More machines equals more choice!

Prior to selling any machines, our sister company, The Finishing Touch, will also put machines through the paintshop. The skilled team can repair scratches, broken panels, and dents, leaving the machine looking brand new.

* All information correct as of 16/06/2022.

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