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BESA Group Services

From commercial insurance to employee benefits, or training requirements to the latest legislative updates, we’ve got you covered – and all at preferential member rates.

The Building Engineering Services Association group of companies offer a vast range of services, all developed with the needs of businesses operating in the building engineering services sector in mind. 

Flexible, cost-effective Pensions & Employee Benefits:

Providing Employee Benefits demonstrates that you value your staff, helping to boost their productivity, as well as increasing the likelihood of retaining employees and avoiding the expense, time and hassle of recruitment.

Welplan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Building Engineering Services Association, providing pensions and employee benefits for firms operating within the sector. As a BESA member not only do you get products tailored to your needs, but some Welplan products you subscribe to will offer a rebate off your BESA membership fee.

Welplan designs and administers employee benefit packages tailored to individual employer’s needs, catering for operatives, clerical and managerial staff.

You can choose one, some, or all of the individual benefits we offer – including pensions, death benefit, sickness, accident and medical cover.

Whatever the size of your organisation, Welplan’s pensions and benefits solutions are able to provide security and peace of mind to you and your workforce.

Welplan Pensions takes care of auto-enrolment and re-enrolment, providing a company pension scheme that can be offered through a dedicated helpline. It offers a wide range of investment options and a choice of paper and web-based administration systems. It is simple, reliable and effective.


Tailored Commercial InsuranceS:

We want to reward BESA members for the high standards they maintain and BESA Unique does just that, offering you a full range of Commercial Insurances with discounts of up to 20% plus a reduction in excess fees.

Other benefits:

  • Arranged through one of the UK’s leading insurers –Gallagher*
  • Tailored to your business requirements
  • All claims are managed by a dedicated team of specialist loss adjusters
  • Building engineering services loss assessors are also on hand to support in more complex situations

Insurances offered:

  • Employer liability
  • Public and products liability
  • Material damage and business interruption
  • Contracts all risks
  • Professional indemnity


Expert Technical Publications:

BESA offers you a range of publications covering technical specifications, contract legislation, health and safety guidance, commercial performance standards, training resources, and employment guides; everything a company needs to run successfully.

As a BESA member, you can access many of these publications free of charge or at a significantly reduced price. Visit the BESA Knowledge pages for more information.

In addition to the range of printed and electronic documents, one of the key resources available is SFG20 – the industry standard for planned maintenance. BESA owns and updates the standard which is increasingly being used as a tendering and auditing resource. Available as an online subscription, BESA members receive substantial discounts on the licensing fee. To find out more, visit the SFG20 website.


Certification schemes to keep you on track:

From 4 July 2009, all companies that install, maintain or service stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and/or heat pump equipment containing (or designed to contain) F gas refrigerants are legally required to obtain an F Gas Company Certificate.

Refcom, as a BESA subsidiary is the leading certification body, with 88% of total registrations (figures released by DEFRA as at Jan 2014).

F-Gas Qualifications

Refcom can point you in the direction of relevant training courses, in conjunction with BESA Training. You can find out what qualifications you need for F gas certification on the Refcom website

You may also be interested in Refcom Elite, which is free to BESA members and promotes best practice in refrigerant management. As a voluntary scheme, Refcom Elite is a set of high professional standards recognised by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB) and the RAC industry.


Straightforward, cost-effective notification of work:

In addition to the standard annual audit, through its subsidiary company BESCA, the BESA is also able to offer members access to a Competent Person Scheme to assess, certify and register the competence of contractors and individuals engaged in the building engineering services industry. All are offered at significantly discounted rates to BESA members.


Personnel registration:

Many construction and site managers request that their workers hold a SKILLcard before coming on site. Engineering Services SKILLcard is the industry-recognised card issuing and personnel registration scheme for people working in the mechanical sector of the building services engineering industry throughout the UK. As the first of the affiliate of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) to roll out smartcards, accessing construction sites and demonstrating your skills, competence and qualifications has never been easier.



 * Welplan Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Spectrum Building, 7th Floor, 55 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909. 

Welplan Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Building Engineering Services Association. BESA Unique is a scheme operated and managed by Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited. 

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