A recent survey of UK workers by AppliancesDirect.co.uk found that UK builders spend 20.34 hours above the national average on tea breaks.

Anyone fancy a cuppa?

We know the difference a decent cup of tea can make when you’re on site. If the day’s dragging or the weather’s grim, what’s better than a nice steaming mug of your tea brand of choice? Not much.

A few weeks back we announced our Bad Brew Insurance campaign to protect tradespeople fro the perils of terrible tea-making. But even we didn’t realise just how much tea tradespeople were knocking back throughout the year!

According to a recent survey of UK workers by AppliancesDirect.co.uk, it was revealed that builders spend 130 hours a year taking tea breaks.

To put that in perspective, the average electric kettle takes 160 seconds to boil. 130 hours is enough time to boil 2,925 kettles! Mind you that doesn’t factor in time to add milk and sugar.

So is 130 hours really that much time to make tea over the course of a year? Well it’s actually 20.34 hours above the national average of 109.66 hours a year.

According to the research, 82% of tradespeople believe that regular tea breaks helps with their productivity.

Here’s what the Marketing Manager for AppliancesDirect.co.uk had to say.

“The data revealed some interesting findings about the nation’s workplace break habits, especially the construction industry, and it’s great to see so many Britons are taking regular breaks throughout the day to grab a drink.”

“Whether you work at a desk, in a shop or a factory, or on a building site, getting away from your workstation for a few minutes at regular intervals is likely to aid productivity as it allows you time to stretch your legs and gather your thoughts before heading back to it.”

“It is especially beneficial for those who are working in such a physically demanding job as it allows them time to relax, laugh and catch-up on some well – deserved rest.”

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