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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.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Self Isolation Period goes up

Just announced   People who test positive for coronavirus or show symptoms in the UK must now self-isolate for 10 days.   The change, announced by the UK's four chief medical officers just now, comes as ministers try to avoid a resurgence of the virus.   Until now, those showing key symptoms - a new continuous cough, a temperature or loss of taste or smell - have had to self-isolate for at least...

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Action Card for Construction and other Outdoor Work

The quick-reference action cards, provide key steps to help quickly identify, report and respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreak. The  following link https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/reporting-an-outbreak/ provides instructions to anyone responsible for a business or organisation on what to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your...

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

BESA backs redundant workers with free SKILLcards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting redundant workers by allowing them to apply for and renew SKILLcards free of charge. Anyone who suffered redundancy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis since March 1 will have their fees waived if they apply between August 1 and October 31.  Engineering Services SKILLcard is one of the construction industry’s largest skills...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Covid magnified the skills gap, but sped up possible solutions

The Covid-19 crisis exacerbated the existing skills gap in the building services sector, but also created new opportunities and accelerated potential solutions, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The industry is braced for a wave of redundancies in the autumn, but the rapid adoption of online learning during the Covid-19 crisis has created a model that can help...

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Monday, July 27, 2020

BESA welcomes Building Safety Bill

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the publication of a new government bill that promises the biggest shake up of building safety in 40 years. The draft Building Safety Bill includes a pledge to appoint the UK’s first national chief inspector of buildings before the end of this year and to distribute £1bn in new funding to remove unsafe cladding from at risk...

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