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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SKILLCARD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

In the next of a series of moves to enhance the robustness of cardholder qualifications, CSCS and SKILLcard are requiring all applicants to have satisfactorily completed the CITB health, safety and environment test or approved equivalent. This will now be the only way to show satisfactory evidence of health and safety compliance. Applicants are normally required to pass the CITB health, safety...

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Friday, June 14, 2019

BESA Kick-starts Fire Safety Campaign Following Preventable Aldgate

BESA will kick start a national campaign to strengthen fire safety protocols, specifically with regard to the correct installation and maintenance of ventilation systems in commercial kitchens. On Tuesday a fast food restaurant below residential flats in Aldgate, London went up in flames in an accident believed to be caused by an unattended charcoal grill that ignited food. Most of the...

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Monday, June 10, 2019

BESA Submission to Government’s Hackitt Review Consultation

Members’ feedback is sought for BESA’s submission towards the two important public consultations recently opened by the Government. Both consultations close on 31 July. Building a Safer Future The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system, seeking views on a new building and fire...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Engineering services on path to recovery, but challenges remain

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF study shows boost in sector confidence despite rising costs and persistent payment issues The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, shows that the sector appears to be showing signs of recovery after a challenging 2018. The survey, which included data from industry trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, found...

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Monday, May 13, 2019

BESA mourns ‘gentleman’ president Graham Manly

BESA has paid tribute to its former President Graham Manly OBE, who died last week. The Association said he was “an absolute gentleman and unifying figure, who leaves a huge legacy and whose death will be mourned right across the building engineering sector”. A hugely popular and widely respected doyen of the building services industry, Graham was one of the few people to have served as...

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