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Contractors Urged To Review Contracts

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) logoThe Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis.


CHSA Update: 26 March 2020

Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) logo and coronavirus image

Essential Services and Key Workers

Following discussion, the Government has confirmed those involved in the production and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products are classified as key workers. It is our understanding they are avoiding precise definitions to avoid a key sector being missed.


Don’t Let Lidl Business Rates Liability Case Scare You Away From Solar, Says Industry Expert

Sun in blue sky reflecting on solar panelsThe recent news that supermarket chain Lidl saw its business rates jump by over 528% due to changes in the valuation of the solar PV installations at its sites, should not scare businesses away from solar, according to experts at power and energy consultancy, Roadnight Taylor.


Building Maintenance Moves Into Uncharted Territory

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) LogoThe coronavirus crisis has created unprecedented challenges for building owners and maintainers. However, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved quickly to support the sector by releasing detailed guidance on how buildings can be managed and maintained effectively during the coming weeks and months.


The Facilities World Unites To Fight The Virus

Excel Centre building in London

The Excel centre, in London’s Docklands, which was soon to host the Facilities Show until the spread of the coronavirus was fully realised, will become an emergency hospital with 4,000 beds being set up to treat those suffering. It is hoping the facility, which will be called NHS Nightingale, will be ready within a week and eventually be fully functional with two wards of 2,000 beds each by the first week in April.


‘Extraordinary’ Role Of Cleaners Praised In Parliament

Commercial cleaning products in bucketComments reinforce campaign for key worker status during the Coronavirus crisis

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute in Parliament today to the ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners during the Coronavirus crisis.


The Institute Of Workplace And Facilities Management Launches New Best Practice Guidelines For Coping With Covid-19

Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM), the pioneering body for workplace and facilities management professionals, is sharing best practice guidance to help its members during the outbreak of Coronavirus.


Sites Should Accept Expired SKILLcards During COVID-19 Crisis, says BESA

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) logoThe Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined calls for site managers to show leniency towards staff with expired SKILLcards, because operatives are unable to sit their tests due to the closure of testing centres last Friday to help stem the outbreak of COVID-19.


UK Cleaning Industry Revealed To Be 5% Of National Workforce As The Sector’s Income Rises At Double The Rate Of UK Economy

British Cleaning Council (BCC) logoScale and importance of top 10 employment sector illustrated by new research

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63m workers in the industry, making up around 5% of the UK workforce.


Manufacturers And Distributors Of Cleaning And Hygiene Products Are Essential Services And So Remain Open

The CHSA logo with a Corona Virus image

Following discussion, the Government has confirmed those involved in the production and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products are classified as key workers.  Our members, therefore, are classified as essential services and, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement last night, remain open.

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