European Industry – COVID-19 impact
Business Tools, COVID-19
On: May 22, 2020 | By:
The European Demolition Association, EDA, has prepared a specific report to analyze the impact of the COVID-19 on the European demolition companies.
This report was made with the participation of companies from 18 European countries through an online survey, made from 6 to 15 May 2020.
Given the social and economic impact that the lockdown has had on the European demolition industry, the EDA Board has been meeting regularly to monitor the situation and support the industry, exchanging best practices and valuable information for the members.
The full report with the graphic is available on-line, with free access to everyone.
- The impact of the COVID-19 on demolition makes 63% of projects have had to be rescheduled in Europe, leaving only 9% of planned activity intact.
- In general the demolition industry has temporarily stopped its activity for some weeks (53%), although there are several countries where activity has not stopped, such as Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.
- For the first half of May, nearly half of the European demolition sites are currently open, suggesting that the industry is continuing or has returned to a kind of normality.
- After getting through March and April, when several European countries had problems with the supply of personal protective equipment (PPEs), nearly two-thirds of survey respondents now said they have sufficient material.
A total of 64% of European demolition companies have been forced to reduce their staff, although 27% have been temporarily reduced.
Click the link below for access to the report.
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