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BESA seeks information on coronavirus impact

UK: Leading associations in the engineering services industry have launched a survey to gather information on the current and anticipated business impact of the coronavirus.

The survey for those involved in the engineering services sector and its supply chain has been launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and SELECT, the Scottish electrical contractors’ association. It is designed to obtain an early picture of the situation and enable effective representation and advice on important issues.

“Coronavirus is a fast-moving situation with significant social and economic implications. It is vital that we understand the key problems being faced by companies and how to both represent and practically support our industry in what is fast becoming a changeable and challenging near future,” said ECA corporate social responsibility director Paul Reeve.

“Our biggest challenge is ensuring our members have certainty in this extraordinary and evolving situation – especially when we do not yet know how long it will last or what extent the economic impact will be,” added BESA’s director of legal and commercial Debbie Petford. 

The survey, which is completely confidential, is open to all those involved in the sector. It can be accessed here

The survey comes as Build UK and CECA have stated that construction ‘sites may have to close’ due to coronavirus.

All updates and advice about the Coronavirus from BESA are available here.

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