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Act now on safety or face shutdown, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that the construction sector risks being shut down if contractors fail to follow safety measures in the face of rising COVID-19 transmission rates.... 
 18 Jan 2021

Insurers call for improved ventilation safety

The need to improve standards of ventilation hygiene to reduce the risk of fires in catering establishments has been highlighted by property insurers.

The industry specification TR19 Grease, developed and managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA),  and its supporting Vent Hygiene Elite (VHE) Scheme have been designated as best practice by the RICSAuthority the body that carries out research on behalf of insurers to safeguard building occupants and reduce the risk of damage to properties.

Its latest guidance reminds property managers of the need to use verifiably competent ventilation hygiene contractors to maintain their kitchen extract systems to reduce the likelihood of fires starting and being spread by the build-up of flammable grease deposits in ductwork. 

 15 Jan 2021
Jürgen Albig has joined the AMCA board

Ziehl-Abegg director joins AMCA board

Jürgen Albig, Ziehl-Abegg director, has been appointed to the executive board of the Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA).... 
 15 Jan 2021
Vaughan Hart, managing director of the Scottish Building Federation

Call for industry to play its part during tough lockdown measures

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has echoed calls for the industry to “play its part” during lockdown and has urged workers to keep following vital health and safety guidance.... 
 15 Jan 2021

Swiftclean appoints business development manager

Swiftclean has appointed Mark Wilkinson as its new business development manager serving the North East of England.... 
 14 Jan 2021

Albion’s growth demands new role

Valve specialist, Albion Valves UK, has appointed Steven Bedford as warehouse manager – a new role within the company – due to increasing workloads and continued business growth.... 
 13 Jan 2021

Webinar on compliance with new metering regulations

District heating suppliers can find out how to comply with major updates to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations at a free webinar next Tuesday.... 
 13 Jan 2021

Partnership to distribute low GWP refrigerant

Honeywell and Daikin Chemical Europe have announced an agreement to distribute Honeywell’s Solstice L40X (R-455A) lower-global-warming potential (LGWP) refrigerant to comply with stringent EU regulations for environmentally preferable refrigerants.... 
 13 Jan 2021

Air purification frustrates airborne viruses

Businesses now have the chance to improve the indoor air quality of their premises thanks to a technology that has the potential to remove airborne virus particles from the air, supporting the safe reopening of offices and businesses for staff and ... 
 12 Jan 2021
Baxi sales team colleagues Daniel Kinsella and Paul Trotman at work on the production line

Sales squad ‘lines up’ for production line duty

Three Baxi sales team colleagues expanded their skillset to join the production team at the boiler company’s Preston manufacturing site, when orders peaked during the COVID-19 pandemic.... 
 11 Jan 2021
Health & Wellbeing in Buildings Group chair Nathan Wood, BESA chief executive David Frise
and Air quality campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah at the BESA National Conference

Engineers back campaign for ‘Ella’s Law’

A group of building engineering specialists has backed the campaign for a new law that would provide local authorities with legal powers to enforce better clean air standards.... 
 11 Jan 2021
Aqua Group

Aqua Group appoints hire director

Temperature control specialist, Aqua Group, has appointed Ben Davies as director of the company's hire division, Aqua Hire.... 
 11 Jan 2021

Workers urged to use face masks properly during lockdown

With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is urging operatives to make a safe start to 2021 with a colourful new face mask campaign.... 
 11 Jan 2021

Condensate pipe guidance updated following weather warning

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is issuing its updated ‘installer guide to condensate discharge pipe installation’ following a warning from the Met Office of ice with the 'Beast from the East 2.0' to hit in days, bringing an ... 
 6 Jan 2021

Training the next wave of Green Homes Grant installers

There has never been a better time to become a qualified Green Homes Grant installer, says Samuel Riley, chief executive of training provider North West Skills Academy.... 
 6 Jan 2021
Shareholders of Ziehl-Abegg Dennis Ziehl, Uwe Ziehl and Sindia Ziehl

Family links remain strong at Ziehl-Abegg

Ziehl-Abegg supervisory board chairman Uwe Ziehl has handed over the reins to his son Dennis Ziehl.... 
 6 Jan 2021

Merchant stays open during restrictions

Specialist merchant Wolseley will keep its branches across the UK open for service with the introduction of new COVID-19 regulations by the UK governments.... 
 6 Jan 2021

New year, new skills webinar

Conex Bänninger is inviting plumbers and heating engineers to learn new skills in the new year by registering for the latest in a series of free webinars.... 
 6 Jan 2021
Phil Hurley, the new chairman of the Heat Pump Association

New chair for Heat Pump Association

UK managing director of NIBE Energy Systems, Phil Hurley, is the new chairman of the Heat Pump Association (HPA), replacing Graham Wright who has finished his two-year term and now steps down from the role.

Replacing Phil Hurley as vice chairman is Max Halliwell of Mitsubishi Electric.

The appointment comes at a critical time for a heating industry which is responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. With heat pumps key to tackling this the Heat Pump Association is committed to promoting their benefits and wide scale deployment as a low carbon solution. 

 6 Jan 2021

GTEC & MCS win bid to support GHG installers

Building services training provider, GTEC, in partnership with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), has won an almost £1m bid to help existing trades people access discounted training in heat pumps and solar thermal, in order to meet the ... 
 5 Jan 2021
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