Workplace absence

New analysis of sickness absence in the contracting sector shows worrying levels of absenteeism due to mental health problems. Analysis of sick pay data from ECIS, in support of BUPA’s Healthy Minds month this May, shows mental health as one of the top three reasons for employee absence (13%), after musculoskeletal conditions (48%) and general…

Three point manifesto

New analysis of sickness absence in the contracting sector shows worrying levels of absenteeism due to mental health problems. Analysis of sick pay data from ECIS, in support of BUPA’s Healthy Minds month this May, shows mental health as one of the top three reasons for employee absence (13%), after musculoskeletal conditions (48%) and general…

Special sector deal

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says whoever is in power after the General Election should do a ‘sector deal’ with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in human health, well-being and productivity.  Before she called the Election, Theresa May had promised that her government would take an “active role”…

LSBU and East Surrey

Combining study and hands-on work, a new partnership between London South Bank University (LSBU) and East Surrey College will provide highly trained and capable engineers to local employers.  For the first time this September, 14 apprentices will begin a three-year programme at East Surrey College studying towards a Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering,…

Keep up to date with building controls

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is inviting electrical contractors to expand on their building controls knowledge with the second in a suite of six courses to be offered as part of the BCIA training programme.  BC2 – Measuring and Control Technology is designed for engineers and installers and will equip participants with an understanding…

Fsa 10th birthday

Fire and security business representatives are being urged to attend the Fire & Security Association’s 10th birthday celebrations next month during the IFSEC and FIREX International conference. The industry-leading FSA will be hosting a free drinks reception on its stand (C230, within the FIREX area) on Wednesday 21 June from 5-7pm.  There are speeches planned…

First halo lectures

16 May 2017 The first lectures to groups of apprentice electricians under the HALO scheme have been hailed a success by colleges, according to Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures.  The company’s HALO initiative aims to support people entering the electrical industry via training programmes at colleges and other organisations by offering…

Consultancy makes great strides

Idom Merebrook one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies is due to complete work on one of its most exciting projects this year in time for a summer opening.  Project Elephant at Blackpool Zoo opens this summer and incorporates one of the UK’s largest indoor elephant enclosures, as well as a two-acre enriched landscaped…

Commit and we can be energy leaders

A low-cost and low-carbon energy system provides huge opportunities for the UK, but industry needs to see the ‘strong and stable’ direction that the Government are campaigning on. The Renewable Energy Association – the UKs largest renewables trade body – set out its vision at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow this morning, for the UK…

Around the world in 80 days

The Electrical Industries Charity invites you to get active this summer by taking on a walking challenge of 80 days around the world while raising vital funds for the Dickinson family.  The Charity’s journey around the world is part of its new Challenge for a Cause campaign, which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the…