The UK and Ireland campaign ‘Spotlight on... women in construction’ has been launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme to boost the much-needed industry effort to attract more women into the construction industry.
The scheme, which makes around 15,000 monitoring visits to construction sites, companies and suppliers every year, surveyed over 1,000 people to find out why women still only represent a meagre 11% of the construction industry workforce. The campaign provides a variety of practical steps that can be taken to address this issue in the short, medium and long term.
‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ pulls together the latest and greatest examples of best practice, case studies from women working across the construction industry, legal requirements and links to useful organisations encouraging women to work in construction.
The Scheme will continue to update resources available within ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ and would be very interested to hear more from the industry on this issue, E-mail [email protected] to send in suggestions.