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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, January 11, 2021

Engineers back campaign for ‘Ella’s Law’

A group of building engineering specialists has backed the campaign for a new law that would provide local authorities with legal powers to enforce better clean air standards. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), which represents engineering companies involved in improving the ventilation of buildings, supports plans to introduce ‘Ella’s Law’ named in memory of Ella Roberta...

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Industry urged to redouble site safety efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the sector on its efforts so far to keep everyone safe but stressed the industry was now under even more intense public scrutiny and could not afford to relax. “It will just take one or two bad sites to spoil things for everyone and...

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Monday, December 21, 2020

UK engineers facing stress pandemic

The impact of the growing mental health ‘pandemic’ will be felt across engineering workplaces for many years after the Covid-19 crisis and economic recession is over, according to psychologists and counsellors. A webinar jointly hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP) was told that 17.9 million working days were lost...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

BESA welcomes historic air quality verdict

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed today’s ruling at Southwark Coroner's Court that air pollution directly contributed to the death of a nine-year-old girl. Ella Kissi-Debrah will be the first person in the UK to have air pollution officially listed as a cause of death following a tireless campaign by her mother Rosamund that attracted worldwide attention and...

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Friday, December 11, 2020

BESA commits to new safety culture

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has demonstrated its commitment to improving the safety standards of buildings by signing the government-backed Building a Safer Future Charter. The Charter was one of the initiatives to emerge from the review of building regulations and safety carried out by Dame Judith Hackitt in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. By signing it, the...

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