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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, February 1, 2021

BESA launches free heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching the industry’s only online training course for heat pump installation to help fill a skills gap highlighted by the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant voucher scheme. BESA is developing the installer training in collaboration with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and heating equipment manufacturer Worcester Bosch. It will be...

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Friday, January 22, 2021

New engineering services alliance to champion change

The £multi-billion UK engineering services sector is launching a major new industry alliance of eight organisations on 10 February. The new alliance, of which BESA are a key member,  will be an agent for positive change and support the delivery of a safer, more productive and sustainable UK built environment.    The new sector alliance will launch on the morning of 10 February at 10 am, with a...

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Brexit could help drive out rogue installers

The UK’s departure from the EU creates an opportunity to finally deal with the rogue operatives who continue to plague the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The UK will continue to mirror the rules set by the European F-Gas regulations to drive reductions in harmful emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning...

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Act now on safety or face shutdown, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has issued an urgent warning that the construction sector risks being shut down by the government if contractors fail to follow safety measures in the face of rising Covid-19 transmission rates. Firms need to ensure they are following SOPs, introduce testing and in London support the reduction of overcrowding on the tube. The new business...

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Insurers call for improved ventilation safety

The need to improve standards of ventilation hygiene to reduce the risk of fires in catering establishments has been highlighted by property insurers. The industry specification TR19® Grease, developed and managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA),  and its supporting Vent Hygiene Elite (VHE) Scheme have been designated as best practice by the RICSAuthority the body that...

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