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Order books are full but the clock is ticking for labour and materials

The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, which includes data from industry trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, has found that while turnover is predicted to grow through the rest of 2021, ongoing materials and labour shortages are likely to ...

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Trade bodies call for caution as restrictions are lifted

As businesses return to more regular working conditions following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice alongside a warning that the pandemic has still not relaxed its grip on the ...

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ECA announces new President

Business owner and electrical engineer David Lewis has been named the new President of the ECA. Lewis takes over the Presidency of the UK’s leading engineering services trade association from Gary Worrall, who during the last 12 months has played ...

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New engineering services alliance, Actuate UK launches

A new alliance for the UK engineering services sector has launched today (10 February) to deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector. Actuate UK is an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services ...

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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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Proposed changes to 18th Edition Wiring Regulations now open for public comment

A raft of updates are being proposed to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations – BS 7671:2018, with a consultation opened today to engage with industry on the potential for a 2nd amendment. The changes, led by IET and ...

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Engineering services sector remains optimistic despite downturn

A new engineering services sector survey shows that two thirds of businesses (67 per cent) expect their turnover to increase or remain the same in Q3 of 2020, compared with Q2, where there was a sharp drop in turnover due ...

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Industry consultation highlights lack of skilled workers in the low carbon arena

According to the findings of a new industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation, seven in 10 engineering services businesses (70 per cent) say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake ‘low to no carbon’ work. Some 39 per ...

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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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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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