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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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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SKILLcard endorsements now ‘fully digital’

One of the construction industry’s largest card issuing and personnel registration schemes has further streamlined its service by making the recording of employer endorsements for card applicants fully digital.  Engineering Services SKILLcard, which has over 64,000 card holders across the UK, said the move was part of the ongoing drive to continually improve the application process. SKILLcard is...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

BESA teams up with TEMA

The Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) is partnering with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies by the building maintenance sector.  TEMA will work closely with BESA’s specialist Service & Facilities group, which amongst other things, is responsible for the widely used industry best practice facilities...

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