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CHSA unveils accreditation scheme for chemical manufacturers

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has launched an accreditation scheme for the manufacturers of cleaning chemicals. This move means the CHSA has achieved its strategic ambition of accrediting all members. The combination of the Association’s rigorous code of ...

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New apprentice support service launched by Engineering Trade Association

Engineering services trade association ECA has launched a new apprentice secondment service. This extends ECA’s already well-established ‘loan labour scheme’ that allows employers to both loan out apprentices and hire them on a temporary secondment basis. The necessity for businesses ...

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BCC works with the director of Labour Market Enforcement to fight worker exploitation

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has held a virtual meeting with Matthew Taylor, Director of Labour Market Enforcement (LME), as part of its drive to ensure the voice of the cleaning and hygiene sector is heard at the highest levels. ...

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Trade bodies seek to understand RPE state-of-play in engineering services

A new survey which aims to establish the availability, cost and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in engineering services has been launched. The availability and cost of  RPE and most notably face masks, has become a major issue since coronavirus ...

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The Institute of Leadership & Management announces new CEO

John Mark Williams has been appointed the new Chief Executive of The Institute of Leadership & Management, taking over from from Phil James, who has led The Institute since its demerger from the City & Guilds Group in 2016. The ...

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BESA and ECA update Covid-19 guides

The leading engineering services bodies have released a joint sector guide on work-related travel and updated their guides on working in close proximity and in areas of increased risk of transfer of Covid-19, such as healthcare settings. The three sector ...

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Industry body says list of ‘essential workers’ entitled to testing leaves out cleaners in critical sectors

The voice of the cleaning industry, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is calling for all cleaners to be to be included in the expanded first wave of testing for Coronavirus for ‘essential workers’ announced last week. Last Thursday, the Government ...

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BESA announces new membership director

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Jason Hemingway as its new Membership Director. Hemingway brings more than 30 years of construction sector experience to the role. He was Managing Director of the suspended ceiling manufacturer Rockfon for seven ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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Survey reveals the effects of Covid-19 on the lighting industry

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has surveyed its members to establish the effect of the current lockdown on the lighting industry. Currently 89 per cent of members reported their business remained open in some form with the most operative functions ...

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