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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Monday, July 15, 2019

BESA launches vent hygiene safety scheme

BESCA, the UKAS accredited certification body of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate competence as part of the industry-wide campaign to improve safety in buildings. With building owners, operators and insurers becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, there has...

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

BESA urges members to prepare for VAT changes

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged businesses to prepare for changes to way VAT is charged, due to start in October, following recent reports from that 150,000 construction firms could be affected. From 1 October HMRC will introduce VAT Reverse Charging on the majority of construction related services. Companies who are VAT registered and Construction Industry Scheme...

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Monday, July 8, 2019

New BESA President calls for social justice

John Norfolk has been elected to serve as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2019/20. He was confirmed in his role at last week’s annual general meeting and takes over from Tim Hopkinson of E Poppleton & Son, who served for two years. Mr Norfolk is senior project manager at Imtech Engineering Services. He was chair of BESA Yorkshire region from 2010 to 2012...

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Building a Safer Future Consultation Factsheet Available For BESA Members

A fact sheet to help Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) members better understand the Government’s Building a Safer Future consultation and find out how the proposed reforms would affect their businesses is now available. Earlier this month the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SKILLCARD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

In the next of a series of moves to enhance the robustness of cardholder qualifications, CSCS and SKILLcard are requiring all applicants to have satisfactorily completed the CITB health, safety and environment test or approved equivalent. This will now be the only way to show satisfactory evidence of health and safety compliance. Applicants are normally required to pass the CITB health, safety...

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