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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene after lockdown

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a group of industry experts. As buildings start to re-open, the importance of complying with industry standards, keeping comprehensive records and using competent companies to carry out ventilation hygiene work will take on even greater significance...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Beware false claims, says air quality champion

There is a lot of smoke and mirrors being used to drive demand for particular technologies in the COVID-19 crisis, according to the chair of an influential industry group. Nathan Wood from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) said there were a lot of false claims being made for different technologies with the potential to help tackle the transmission of the Covid-19 virus. He said...

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Monday, May 18, 2020

BESA fears mental health ‘second wave’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors as more sites and buildings re-open. It said Mental Health Awareness Week was an opportunity for firms to take a proactive approach to assessing the mental health and wellbeing of all employees to avoid “a ticking time...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

BESA welcomes new government financial guarantee

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s announcement of further support for businesses provided by a Trade Credit Insurance guarantee of business-to-business transactions. Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen today announced that businesses with supply chains that rely on Trade Credit Insurance and are experiencing difficulties maintaining cover...

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Monday, May 11, 2020

The industry has proved it can change, says Hackitt

The way the construction industry has responded to the coronavirus crisis shows it is capable of making the changes it must to improve building safety and quality, according to Dame Judith Hackitt. The chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety commissioned by the government in the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster said the sector had demonstrated it was “capable of...

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