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The Importance Of Raising Awareness For Women In Construction

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March 5-11 is Women in Construction Week, an annual event that celebrates and raises awareness for women who are working in the construction industry. This week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions that women make to the construction industry. As well as to highlight the obstacles that they face in this male-dominated field.

Historically A Male Dominated Industry

In the past, the construction industry has been a male-dominated field. As men have made up the majority of the workforce. Women, on the other hand, have been underrepresented in the industry. As a result, women have faced a number of challenges. These challenges include everything from discrimination and harassment to a lack of mentorship. As well as a lack of career advancement opportunities.

However, despite these challenges, women are making progress in the construction industry. According to a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center, the number of women working within construction has increased by 82% since 1985. This is a positive trend, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that women are fully represented. 

Discrimination & Harrassment

One of the biggest obstacles that women face in the construction industry is discrimination and harassment. Women who work within construction often report experiencing offensive remarks about their age or gender when on the job. 

This kind of behavior is unacceptable, and it’s important that we work to create a safe and welcoming environment for women. This means taking steps to prevent harassment and discrimination. As well as providing women with the support and resources they need to succeed in the industry.

Challenges Faced

Another challenge that women face in the construction industry is a lack of mentorship and career advancement opportunities. Women who work in construction often report feeling isolated and unsupported. As such, they may struggle to find role models and mentors who can help guide them through the challenges of the industry.

To address this issue, it’s important that we work to create more opportunities for women working in construction. This could include everything from providing more training and development programs to offering mentorship and career advancement opportunities.

In addition to these challenges, women working in construction also face a number of practical obstacles. For example, many construction sites are not designed with women in mind, so women struggle with using a restroom or getting changed on job sites.

To address these issues, it’s important that we work to create more inclusive and welcoming work environments for women. This could include everything from providing more female-friendly facilities on site. To creating more flexible work arrangements that can accommodate the needs of working mothers.

Positives To Women Working In Construction

There are many positive reasons why women should work within construction, despite the challenges they may face. Here are a few:

Opportunities for career advancement

With the increasing demand for skilled labor in the construction industry, there are many opportunities for career advancement. Women can start out as laborers or apprentices. Then work their way up to supervisory or management positions. This can provide a sense of pride and accomplishment, as well as financial stability and security.

High earning potential

The construction industry can be very lucrative, with many jobs offering competitive salaries and benefits. Women who work within construction can earn a good income and support themselves and their families.

Variety of work

The construction industry offers a wide range of work.  Women can find a job that suits their skills and interests. Whether it’s working with their hands, designing buildings, or managing construction projects.

Ability to make a tangible impact

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in construction is the ability to see the results of your work. Female construction workers can take pride in the fact that they are building something tangible and lasting. Whether it’s a bridge, a skyscraper, or a house.

Chance to work outdoors

Many construction jobs involve working outdoors, which can be a welcome change from office jobs. Women construction workers can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and the physical activity can help keep them healthy and fit.

Growing demand for women in the industry

As more women enter the workforce and the construction industry faces a shortage of skilled workers, there is an increasing demand for female construction workers. This means that women working in construction may have more job opportunities and greater job security than in other industries.

The opportunity to challenge stereotypes

By working in a traditionally male-dominated field, women can challenge stereotypes and break down barriers for future generations of women. They can serve as role models and inspire other women to pursue careers in construction or other fields where they may be underrepresented.

Raising Awareness

Ultimately, Women Working in Construction Week is an important reminder that we still have a long way to go! The aim is to ensure that women are fully represented in the construction industry. By raising awareness of the challenges that women face, we can work to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all workers, regardless of their gender.

How Many Women Are Working In UK Construction?

According to the UK Government’s official statistics, the number of female construction workers in the UK has increased steadily in recent years. Yet women still represent a minority of the workforce.

As of 2020, women made up 14.5% of the total construction workforce in the UK, which is up from 12.8% in 2019. This represents an increase of around 35,000 women working in construction between 2019 and 2020.

About Masterhitch Europe Ltd

At Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we are pleased and proud to be an employer of women working within construction. Working in a wide variety of roles from designing and engineering, to managing team, working in administration and more. 

Masterhitch Europe Ltd provides high-quality and durable digger attachments for all your construction needs.

Our products are made in the UK, ensuring quality and reliability. With Masterhitch’s attachments, you can dig deeper, lift heavier, and demolish with ease. Our products are built to last, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Masterhitch offers a variety of options to suit any digger model or size. Our team is committed to excellent customer service and support. Investing in Masterhitch’s attachments will improve your digger’s performance and make your construction projects even more exciting!

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If you’re looking to buy a digger bucket then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create the attachment to suit your specific needs and requirements.

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The Best Digger Attachments in the UK

Ram Guards for Construction Plant Machinery

Want the low down on the best digger attachments in the UK? You’ve come to the right place! At Masterhitch Europe Ltd, we’ve been in the digger attachment business for over 30 years and when it comes to knowledge and expertise, we know our stuff.


Starting with the most universal digger attachments you can find on a construction site, the bucket! No, we don’t mean the orange kind you use at B&Q to hold all of your shopping and then feel compelled to purchase once you get to the tills… we mean digger buckets. Robust, tough, built to last buckets, well that’s what we make at Masterhitch. 

Riddle Bucket 

When working on a demolition project, your best friend is most likely going to be the riddle bucket. Also sometimes known as a skeleton bucket. In simple terms, a riddle bucket will separate fine debris such as soil or sand from larger materials such as brick, rubble or concrete. They’re also ideal digger attachments for use in quarrying or even landscaping. 

Tilting Buckets 

Another great digger attachment is the tilting bucket. You would typically use a tilting bucket for general groundworks or in landscaping. It’s useful when it comes to backfilling, clearing, slope finishing, waste handling and ditching, as it saves the machine operator time and we all know time means money!

Trapezoidal Buckets

Also known as V-ditch buckets, the trapezoidal bucket is quite often used for construction work that involves digging trenches, pipe laying and drainage work. Due to the shape of the trapezoidal bucket it can fit into narrow spaces making it a pinnacle digger attachment for use in road construction and restoration projects. 


When using an excavator, you’re going to want to ensure that it has ram guards. These simple digger attachments come as standard with most machines these days. However, if they don’t or if you need them replaced, you’re going to seriously want to consider including them as part of your machine safety standards.


In short, ram guards protect the ram on an excavator. The ram is used to move the boom and various other parts of the digger arm in order to carry out work. This is especially useful when working machines in demolition or civil engineering environments. Ram guards also help to prevent the ram itself from over-extending and also provide an additional safeguard measure when the excavator is being used. They really are some of the best digger attachments out there and you would definitely want to consider this particular digger attachment when using excavators for your construction project. 

Long or Short Term Use

If you own the machine, you may want the ram guards welded on. That way they’re useful permanent fixtures for long term use. Otherwise, it may be best to get the ram guards bolted on to the machine as a more temporary measure, especially if you don’t own the machine or plan to sell it on shortly. 

Ram Guards for Construction Plant Machinery


Ideal for demolition work, site clearance and also landscaping or forestry, the grapple is a great universal digger attachment. Very effective for picking up materials safely and securely, they’re incredibly useful for transporting large material such as rocks and tree logs from one area of a construction site to another or for placing into a dumper to then be transported.

There are many different types of grapple attachments from rake grapples to lumber grapples and even fork grapples. Plus many more! 

Grapples are a great attachment and can be manufactured at a wide range of different sizes to fit various machines. 



If you need a particular digger attachment, look no further than Masterhitch Europe Ltd. Serving top clients such as H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, JCB, Komatsu and Diggerland UK Theme Parks, we’re known in the industry for providing excellent quality products. Tough, safe and built to last, if you ask anyone about Masterhitch they’ll tell you the attachments we make are robust. We have a money back guarantee because we’re that confident in the products we make.


Get in touch with Masterhitch today if you’re interested in our crusher buckets or other excavator attachments. Whether you’re looking for a one off attachment or want to make an enquiry, we would be happy to help.

Give us a call on: 01634 290022 or email the team. We are more than happy to advise you on any of our products and assist where needed.

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