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CABE Welcomes Balfour Beatty as Company Partner

Posted: 13th October 2023

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) are delighted to welcome international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty as a new CABE Premium Company Partner.

With the changes to the Building Safety Act (2022) in October 2023 putting the onus on the individual to prove that they are competent to work on Higher Risk Buildings, Balfour Beatty, the UK’s largest tier one contractor, are in the process of developing a company training scheme to support their staff. As part of this, they will be supporting their staff towards CABE membership, and progressing towards the Engineering Council’s Higher Risk Building (HRB) Registration, a new scheme that provides proof of competence for those working on HRB’s.

By becoming a CABE Premium Partner, CABE will be providing Balfour Beatty with support for their employees, helping them to prepare their Chartered Membership applications, allowing them to demonstrate their competence. This will include providing membership seminars tailored to their employee requirements to help their progression and development. CABE will also help to support their technical report development and provide guidance on the membership professional interviews.

By aligning with CABE, Balfour Beatty is showcasing their dedication to the professionalisation of their employees. Encouraging their employees to become Chartered Members, and applying for the Engineering Council HRB registration, reinforces their commitment to the highest professional standards, proving that they hire competent and ethical professionals.

Lindsay McGibbon, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services Regional Buildings business said: “The fire safety agenda is driving the biggest reforms and changes to our industry in decades, with key regulations moving through parliament, a new regulatory body announced, and new guidance being produced.

“Through our partnership with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, we will further enhance the strong processes and training we already have in place to ensure the safety of the projects we deliver – and the safety of anyone who comes into contact with them – supporting our people as the changes to the Building Fire Safety Act come into effect.”

Dr. Gavin Dunn, CABE Chief Executive said; With the October changes to the Building Safety Act (2022) introducing duty-holding responsibilities: clients, principal contractors, principal designers, and those with maintenance responsibilities must now demonstrate that they are competent to work on Higher Risk Buildings. CABE is in an ideal position to support Balfour Beatty staff meet their obligations, and with this partnership, CABE will be able to support their employees on their journey to proving competence.”