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New engineering services alliance will be an ‘agent for positive change’

The UK engineering services sector is launching a major new industry alliance of eight organisations on 10 February. The new alliance says it will be an “agent for positive change” and  will support the delivery of a “safer, more productive ...

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BESA urges industry to redouble site safety efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the sector on its efforts so far to keep everyone safe, but stressed the industry was now under even more ...

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IWFM launches new social value measurement framework

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has partnered with the Social Value Portal and National Social Value Taskforce to develop a new measurement framework . Designed specifically for the workplace and facilities management profession, the National TOMs Facilities Management ...

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BESA and ESTA create joint energy efficiency group

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has established a joint Special Interest Group with the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) to promote energy efficiency in buildings to government and industry. The Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group will include members from ...

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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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