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Monday, November 18, 2019

Sevron Ltd and BESA Announce Partnership Streamlining Chemical Safety and Risk Management in Over 1000 Workplaces

Leading technology company Sevron Ltd have announced their formal partnership with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) today. Sevron has now officially become the preferred provider of chemical safety and risk assessment software for BESA. Their flagship product COSHH365 Suite is a chemical safety management software platform and will be made accessible to over 1000 members of...

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Political parties must tackle late payment epidemic, says BESA

Politicians must seize the opportunity to set out meaningful plans for the built environment during the General Election, according to the Building Engineering Service Association (BESA). The Association has written to the main political parties offering its own ‘manifesto’, which is a political road map for improving the built environment. It has asked each party to adopt the proposals, which...

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Survey: Business owners depressed and suicidal due to late payment

Industry-wide survey shows impact of late and unfair payment on mental health in construction.  A remarkable nine out of 10 business owners across construction suffer a range of mental health issues due to payment and other business pressures, according to a survey run by leading engineering services trade bodies BESA and ECA. The new survey, conducted in association with 25 other construction...

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Friday, November 1, 2019

CRO route for Fire Sprinkler Installer set to close for renewal applications

SKILLcard has started the next phase of the planned closure of CRO application routes. Following the withdrawal of new applications for the Fire Sprinkler Installer card. The closure will now apply to renewal applications from 1st February 2020. A new qualification route is now open in order to obtain a blue SKILLcard for that occupation. The phase out of CRO cards is happening in order to...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Leading asthma campaigner calls for building ‘safe havens’ campaign

The mother of a young girl who died from an asthma attack linked to air pollution is to demand action from the building engineering sector and politicians at an industry conference in November. Rosa Kissi-Debrah’s nine-year-old daughter Ella died in 2013 following three years of seizures and repeated visits to hospitals. She lived close to one of London’s most polluted roads and her case is the...

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