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Monday, June 22, 2020

BESA mourns ‘tireless servant’ Norman Mitchell

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has paid tribute to one of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry’s leading figures. Norman Mitchell, who died on June 3rd, was laid to rest last week. He was a tireless servant to the sector for more than half a century, giving generously of his time to all of its leading bodies. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration and...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Focus on opportunities not barriers, say female engineers

More positive messages about the success of women in engineering would encourage greater numbers of recruits, a group of female engineers told an industry meeting last week. Speaking ahead of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED20) on June 23, they said there was too much emphasis put on the barriers to women in engineering professions and not enough celebration of their successes. “We...

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Friday, June 12, 2020

LEV guidance crucial for workplace health

New best practice guidance for local exhaust ventilation (LEV) will reduce the risk of thousands of workers contracting serious and life limiting health conditions such as industrial asthma and pulmonary disease.  The issue of health and safety in the workplace is under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, which makes the publication of new best practice guidance for the...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Women engineers will be key to recovery

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling for renewed focus on improving gender diversity across engineering to help deliver the economic recovery. Engineering employers were already reporting a serious shortfall in recruits before the Covid-19 crisis and the Association says the sector’s failure to improve its appeal to women and girls will hamper growth. Just 12% of UK...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Survey on face masks in engineering services launched

A new survey which aims to establish the availability, cost and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in engineering services has been launched. The survey, which is being run by leading engineering services trade bodies BESA, ECA, LEIA and SNIPEF, will take just minutes to complete, and is open to anyone in the engineering services industry. The availability and cost of RPE, and most...

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