The shortage of skilled labour has become a pressing issue both in the United Kingdom and internationally, impacting a wide range of industries, from construction to manufacturing. Skilled welders, in particular, have been in high demand for various projects, leading to increased competition for a limited pool of qualified personnel. However, innovative solutions like Lindapter's products are helping to mitigate the effects of this shortage by avoiding the need for on-site drilling and welding, thus reducing the reliance on scarce welding expertise.
The skilled labour shortage is a global problem, and the United Kingdom is no exception. It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to find and hire qualified personnel, including skilled welders, who are vital in construction and manufacturing sectors. The shortage is driven by several factors:
In November 2022, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) conducted a survey, revealing that 13.3% of the businesses surveyed had encountered difficulties in finding an adequate number of workers. This rate has remained relatively consistent, fluctuating within a range of 12.9% to 15.4% since October 2021. However, in August 2022, an exception occurred when 16.8% of businesses reported experiencing a shortage of workers.
Breaking down the data by industry, it's noteworthy that in November 2022, the accommodation and food services sector saw the highest proportion of businesses (35.5%) grappling with worker shortages, followed by the construction industry, where 20.7% of businesses reported a similar challenge. Read the full PDF on Skills and Shortages here.
Lindapter, a well-established and innovative company, offers a range of products that are designed to provide secure and efficient connections in steel construction. What sets Lindapter apart is its commitment to simplifying and speeding up the installation process by eliminating the need for on-site drilling and welding. Instead, Lindapter's solutions utilise innovative technology, enabling steelwork to be connected without the necessity of a skilled welder.
Lindapter's products are not only helping to bridge the skilled labour shortage gap in the UK but also addressing similar challenges worldwide. The shortage of qualified welders and the need for faster, safer, and more efficient construction methods are global issues. Lindapter's innovative solutions have been adopted in many countries, making a significant impact on industries that rely on steel structures.
The skilled labour shortage poses a significant challenge to industries, including construction and manufacturing, both in the UK and internationally. Companies like Lindapter, with our innovative products, are playing a vital role in mitigating this issue by reducing the need for skilled welders on construction sites. As the world continues to grapple with this shortage, Lindapter's solutions not only enhance safety and efficiency but also pave the way for a brighter future where the demand for skilled labour can be met with innovative solutions.
Faster to Install
No drilling or welding!
Reasons to choose Lindapter
Save time and money
Clamping two steel sections together avoids time-consuming welding or conventional drilling and bolting.
On-site drilling and welding is avoided, removing the need for hot work permits and encouraging safer site conditions.
Lindapter clamps are manufactured from high strength materials to resist high load requirements and harsh environments.
Industry leading approvals
Lindapter has earned a reputation synonymous with safety and reliability, gaining multiple independent approvals.
Quickly align steel sections by sliding the section into the correct position before tightening the Girder Clamp to complete the installation.
Free connection design
Lindapter’s experienced Engineers can design a bespoke connection based on your specific requirements free of charge.
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