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Research suggests 1 in 10 suspect illegal drug use by colleagues

Published on 30/05/2018

A recent study has indicated that more than one in ten workers across the UK have suspected a colleague of taking illegal drugs.

New BCGA national president to showcase opportunities within the sector

Published on 25/05/2018

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has elected a new national president to build on the trade body’s strong foundations - and shape a strong voice for the future.

Pioneering 'happiness' programme wins water award

Published on 24/05/2018

Lanes Group plc has won the Health and Wellbeing category in the Water Industry Achievement Awards for its pioneering work to support its people in the workplace.



Published on 23/05/2018

Mechanical and electrical (M&E) building services specialist, J S Wright has expanded its management team with the appointment of Emma Plant as Health and Safety Manager.



Published on 22/05/2018

Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer, Malcolm Crofts of DH Crofts Limited has become ECA President.

£9.5k fine for duo following fatal incident

Published on 21/05/2018

The partners of a farm in Suffolk have been sentenced after a haulage contractor was killed by an overhead power line strike.


ECA and FSA ‘broadly agree’ with Hackitt Review Final Report

Published on 18/05/2018

Following the publication of the independent Hackitt Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Fire and Security Association (FSA) have responded to the main recommendations. 


Five Point Plan for Preventing Forklift Accidents

Published on 17/05/2018

Around 1,300 UK employees are hospitalised each year with serious and life changing injuries after being involved in a forklift truck accident at work and this number is on the rise.


Late payment causing mental health epidemic

Published on 16/05/2018

The toll taken by late payment on the mental health of small business owners and staff is a national scandal, says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

BHSF Highlight The real reason employees call in sick

Published on 15/05/2018

Research from health and wellbeing provider BHSF, has shown that 24% of employees worry that if they had to take a sick day due to a mental health issue, they wouldn’t be taken seriously.

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