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One in five UK tradespeople suffer hearing problems due to work – says new survey

More than a fifth (21%) of tradespeople have hearing problems due to their work, according to new research.  The study by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, surveyed workers across the nation to reveal the scale of hearing problems in the industry and how many people are taking the necessary precautions to protect […]

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Giant mural of 687 high-vis vests created to represent annual trade suicides 

A giant piece of artwork made up of 687 high-vis vests has been displayed on a construction site in the West End of London to represent the annual number of trade suicides in the UK.  The mural has been created for Mental Health Awareness Week (15th-21st May) by IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect to visualise the scale of the issue within the industry, and ‘give mental health higher visibility’. […]

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Half of UK tradespeople have delayed or refused work because of the materials shortage 

The materials shortage has plagued the UK trade industry for two years, and now new research has revealed the stark impact this has had on workers in the sector.  The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, found that more than three-quarters (78%) of tradespeople have struggled to source the materials they’ve needed in the last year. As a […]

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Revealed: the most in-demand trades across the UK 

Brits search for local tradespeople on Google over 700,000 times a month and now new research has revealed which of the trades are most in-demand.  The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, analysed search data from across the nation and found that plumbers are the most sought-after. Every month, Brits make […]

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Half of UK plumbers experience mental health problems due to work

Half (50%) of UK plumbers experience mental health problems due to work-related issues, a new study has found.  The research, commissioned by IronmongeryDirect, found that 63% experience some form of mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety or depression, at least once a week. Money worries cause the most stress, with 42% of builders blaming financial situations […]

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