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Thursday, July 16, 2020

CICV Forum animations urge construction workers to be COVID-19 smart in free time and work time

As the easing of lockdown measures continues, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum in Scotland, of which the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is a key member, has launched a new social media campaign urging workers to stay safe in their social lives. Using two engaging animations, the collective is calling on staff to protect colleagues by following physical...

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

BESA Back Consumer Campaign to Boost Construction Industry Recovery

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is backing new guidance, issued to homeowners for when they have tradespeople carry out work in and around their homes. The Work Safe. Safe Work campaign has been developed by TrustMark, the only government endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). BESA members...

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Monday, July 13, 2020

WHO backs industry stance on airborne threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has belatedly acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus following months of warnings from ventilation and air quality experts. WHO officials said “evidence was emerging” that Covid-19 can spread through the air in enclosed spaces. A number of scientists have, therefore, pointed out that building ventilation systems will be...

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

New flexible model could boost apprenticeships, says BESA

A more ‘blended’ approach to the delivery of apprentice training must emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association welcomed the “ambitious plans” announced by Chancellor Rushi Sunak in his Summer Statement that included generous subsidies for employers willing to take on apprentices, but said delivering the required...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

BESA backs Chancellor’s plans for apprentices and green economy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s plans to boost the ‘green economy’ and support apprenticeships. It described Rishi Sunak’s £3bn fund for low carbon projects as a “welcome shot in the arm for the built environment” and praised the £2bn worth of measures aimed at improving employment prospects for the younger generation. The government’s...

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