Thursday, January 28, 2016


The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) has launched a series of practical Health and Safety Focus Forums, in partnership with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).
The four events are being run in four key locations, as follows:

  • Newport, Gwent, on Thursday 11 February 2016;
  • Stratford City, London E20, on Thursday 25 February 2016;
  • Rugby, Warwickshire, on Thursday 14 April 2016;
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Thursday 21 April 2016.

All four sessions will include key technical updates on core health and safety issues such as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and imminent changes to sentencing guidelines, and a presentation by keynote speaker James Vernon of leading law firm Beale and Company.

“Adherence to best health and safety practice is crucial to all reputable businesses – and represents a key element in the independent competence assessment regime with which all existing and aspiring BESA members must comply,” explained the BESA’s technical director Tim Rook.

“By partnering with the ECA in this important enterprise, the BESA is making a valuable contribution to the raising of health and safety standards across building engineering services and the wider construction industry.”

“The health and safety performance of our members is of paramount importance and we look forward to working closely with the BESA to ensure that building services contractors receive cost-effective, up-to-date and high quality health and safety guidance,” commented ECA director of business services Paul Reeve.

“Working closely with the BESA on these events is an exciting development, as part of wider collaboration to raise awareness and lead the way on health and safety issues across the building services sector.”

Attendance at all Health and Safety Focus Forums is free to members of the BESA and ECA. The non-members delegate fee is £150.00 (plus VAT) per event.

For further information on the first event in Newport, Gwent please visit, or contact Russell Mott


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