BESA, HBF and Worcester Bosch launch free-of-charge Heat Pump Installer Course

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Worcester Bosch and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) have created an online course designed to upskill qualified plumbing, heating and RAC engineers to correctly install and maintain domestic heat pumps. The Heat Pump Installer training course will give engineers the knowledge to capitalise not just on installations in ‘new […]

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Actuate UK – a new engineering services alliance – launched

Actuate UK is an alliance of eight trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services, aiming to deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector. As an agent for positive change, Actuate UK supports the delivery of a safer, more productive and sustainable UK built environment. Together with others in the industry, the UK […]

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BESA launches free heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching a free online training course for heat pump installation. The move is to help fill a skills gap highlighted by the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant voucher scheme. BESA is developing the installer training in collaboration with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and heating equipment manufacturer Worcester Bosch. It will be […]

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Covid is "not an excuse for the race to the bottom" – says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged construction companies to resist the temptation to use the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to return to “a culture of corner cutting”. It also agreed with comments made by Dame Judith Hackitt that too many firms and industry organisations were waiting to see what the new building […]

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BESA welcomes Building Safety Bill

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the publication of a new government bill that promises the biggest shake up of building safety in 40 years. The draft Building Safety Bill includes a pledge to appoint the UK’s first national chief inspector of buildings before the end of this year and to distribute £1bn […]

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