Calor has announced its support for two initiatives – the Women Installers Together Conference and Women in LPG Global Network.
Since 1990, it has been reported, that the number of women in the plumbing and gas industries has hardly changed, remaining at less than 7% of those working in the sector, with women making up approximately just 1% of all plumbing installers and one in 300 gas engineers.
The Women Installers Together Conference is a national one-day event which will be held on 4th July 2018, for women who work as plumbers and gas engineers to celebrate their skills, staying power and achievements.
Similarly, the World LPG Association (WLPGA) has recognised an opportunity for the LPG industry to take actions that can address the issue of improving diversity in the workforce.
The Women in LPG Global Network (WINLPG) was founded with the aim of supporting and empowering women in the LPG Industry by leadership, coaching, mentoring and promoting role models and case studies.
Rebecca Hart, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Calor, commented: “Here at Calor we feel it is important to improve access and conditions for women installers, to ensure a growing female presence in the industry and equality for those working in the sector. That’s why we’re supporting the Women Installers Together Conference and the Women in LPG Global Network.
“Whether you require assistance in undertaking LPG training or becoming qualified, or support with switching customers to LPG and boiler installations, Calor is on hand to help at every step of the journey.”