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BESA and ECA launch safety focus forums

A series of practical Health and Safety Focus Forums have been launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), in partnership with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

The events are being run in four key locations: Newport, Gwent (Thursday 11 February); Stratford City, London E20 (Thursday 25 February); Rugby, Warwickshire (Thursday 14 April); and Leeds, West Yorkshire (Thursday 21 April).

All four sessions will include key technical updates on core health and safety issues such as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and imminent changes to sentencing guidelines and a presentation by keynote speaker James Vernon of leading law firm Beale and Company.

BESA’s technical director Tim Rook said: “Adherence to best health and safety practice is crucial to all reputable businesses – and represents a key element in the independent competence assessment regime with which all existing and aspiring BESA members must comply.”

“By partnering with the ECA in this important enterprise, the BESA is making a valuable contribution to the raising of health and safety standards across building engineering services and the wider construction industry.”

Paul Reeve, ECA director of business services, said: “The health and safety performance of our members is of paramount importance and we look forward to working closely with the BESA to ensure that building services contractors receive cost-effective, up-to-date and high quality health and safety guidance.”

“Working closely with the BESA on these events is an exciting development, as part of wider collaboration to raise awareness and lead the way on health and safety issues across the building services sector.”

Attendance at all Health and Safety Focus Forums is free to members of the BESA and ECA. The non-members delegate fee is £150.00 (plus VAT) per event.

For further information on the first event in Newport, Gwent visit or contact Russell Mott


28 January 2016


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