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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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

BESA guidance opens door to air quality ‘safe havens’

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has, therefore, produced a concise guide to good practice: ‘Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-Being’, which...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

New look for contactless SKILLcard

One of the building services industry’s largest personnel registration schemes has revamped the cards operatives must carry to gain access to sites. Engineering Services SKILLcard has produced a new design to better reflect its contactless operation and make it easier for site managers to check all workers have the appropriate training and qualifications for their specific occupation. The new...

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Trade bodies call for caution after ‘Freedom Day’

Two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice in time for a return to more regular working conditions after ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and ECA, the engineering and electrotechnical services body, have joined forces to produce free guidance notes for members and the wider industry alongside a warning that the...

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Friday, July 9, 2021

BESA urges firms to ‘play fair’ on payment

It is more important than ever that companies treat their supply chain partners fairly, especially when it comes to payment, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The government’s reformed Prompt Payment Code (PPC) came into force on July 1, and this should remind all contractors of their obligations to pay suppliers fully and on time, the Association said. Code...

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

BESA spreads the word about F-Gas

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is reaching out to a wider audience to raise awareness of the importance of safe and responsible management of refrigerant gases. With growing demand for air conditioning and refrigeration solutions in a warming world, the Association has developed an ‘F-Gas Awareness’ short training course in conjunction with affiliate member Mitsubishi...

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