01 November 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
Construction workers rack up 130 hours per year making tea and other hot drinks, according to research by Appliances Direct - with 82% of them saying regular tea breaks aid productivity.
- 82% of construction workers say regular tea breaks aids productivity.
- The optimum time for tea break is 6 minutes.
- Builders believe you should have 5 tea breaks on average per day.
The average British worker spends 109.66 hours annually making tea. Those who work in professional services spend the most time on tea breaks annually, racking up 141 brewing up hours, compared to those who work in Healthcare who spend the least - just 23.5 hours per year - on tea breaks.
Despite the rise of coffee culture, the data revealed that the builders brew was still the firm favourite, with 56% of those surveyed saying tea is their hot drink of choice during their break. Coffee came in second place, with 38% of the vote.
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at AppliancesDirect.co.uk comments: “The data revealed some interesting findings about the nation’s workplace break habits, especially the construction industry.
"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.”
Picture: Whose turn is it to put the kettle on?
Article written by Robin Snow | Published 01 November 2017
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