BESA Expert at the Presidency of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership


Rebecca Crosland, honored at the 2020 H&V News Awards for her work in supporting the construction industry’s response to the pandemic, will assume the role of Chair of the Engineering Safety Partnership

Rebecca Crosland of BESA has been elected as the new President of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP).

Ms. Crosland, who currently holds the position of Health and Safety Officer for member SHEP BESA, will be the partnership’s second chair since its inception in 2018 to represent the concerns of the engineering sector to the Health and Safety Executive. (HSE).

One of the main goals of its work will be to support the HSE, which is currently involved in establishing a new building safety regulator, with input and advice from building engineering specialists.

BESA hosted a series of SHEP webinars that included advice and guidance on engineering issues during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Lydia Barber, acting secretary of SHEP, said Ms Crosland has been an integral part of SHEP’s larger work in recent years and has supported the construction industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

She said: “I am confident that his enthusiasm and commitment will help ensure that it continues to be a very useful forum for all involved. “

Ms Crosland’s recent work has included chairing the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum with the goal of openly discussing industry issues during the pandemic.

It also created the group of health and safety managers BESA / ECA in order to bring together the expertise of the whole sector in the treatment of health and safety problems encountered during the work on site and during the visit of domestic and commercial properties.

This work saw Ms Crosland receive the Outstanding Achievement Awards at the H&V News 2020 Awards for representing and updating the building engineering industry in the first year of the pandemic on best practices and relevant advice for continue to work in safety.

Ms Crosland said she would succeed Christopher Buxton, chief executive of the British Fluid Power Association as chairman of SHEP. She said Mr. Buxton has helped make SHEP a much-loved organization.

She added: “I am so proud to have been elected the new chair of the group and have no doubt that SHEP and its members will continue to provide essential information and advice in the years to come.”

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