Friday, February 24, 2023


The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has won the Best Use of Technology Award at the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2023. It was also shortlisted in two other categories: Campaign of the Year and Association Executive of the Year.

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Passing of Her Majesty the Queen

BESA joins the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are of course with the Royal family. HRH Queen Elizabeth II dedicated her life to the service of our country and the commonwealth. She did so with dignity, faith, and unmatched constancy.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

BESCA strengthens vent hygiene scheme

BESCA has responded to growing demand for improved fire safety in buildings by adding new features to its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme website. The scheme is based on BESA’s long-established guide to good practice and the most recently released Specification, TR19® Grease, which sets...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

MHCLG Host Open Webinar on Part L Consultation

The Government has now responded to the Future Homes Standard / Part L consultation and also released the Future Buildings Standard Consultation. The Future Buildings Standard consultation proposes changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for existing homes and non-domestic...

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Thursday, January 14, 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...

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

VHE Scheme Finalists at HVN Awards

On Wednesday afternoon, BESCA watched with anticipation the online H&V News Awards 2020 as finalists in the HVAC Initiative of the Year category for its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme. The scheme faced strong competition from a host of other initiatives from across the industry: Heat...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Business Continuity re Coronavirus

Business Continuity: We would like to reassure all BESCA scheme members that we have comprehensive systems in place to provide service continuity in light of the coronavirus pandemic. All our systems and services can be accessed securely and remotely by our teams, meaning that if required we can...

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Using our initiative on ventilation

Swiftclean who are BESA members and BESCA Vent Hygiene Elite members, have been promoting the VHE scheme through a recent H&V News article in its January Issue.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

BESCA vent hygiene scheme shortlisted as industry award finalist

BESCA was today announced as a 2020 finalist for the HVAC Initiative of the Year category of the prestigious H&V News Awards for its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme. The VHE scheme is based on BESA’s long-established and industry recognised specification and guide to good practice TR19®....

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Monday, July 15, 2019

BESCA launches vent hygiene safety scheme

BESCA, the UKAS accredited certification body of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate competence as part of the industry-wide campaign to improve safety in buildings. With building owners, operators and...

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