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Monday, July 8, 2019

New BESA President calls for social justice

John Norfolk has been elected to serve as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2019/20. He was confirmed in his role at last week’s annual general meeting and takes over from Tim Hopkinson of E Poppleton & Son, who served for two years. Mr Norfolk is senior project manager at Imtech Engineering Services. He was chair of BESA Yorkshire region from 2010 to...

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Building a Safer Future Consultation Factsheet Available For BESA Members

A fact sheet to help Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) members better understand the Government’s Building a Safer Future consultation and find out how the proposed reforms would affect their businesses is now available. Earlier this month the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019


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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