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Building engineering services

For operatives and staff employed in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Domestic Engineering Industry (HVACR)

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Building Engineering Services Association, we're well placed to provide employee benefits to the industry.

The BESA Operative National Agreement - Welfare Benefits Provision

The BESA Operative National Agreement sets out the required welfare benefits and the pension contributions for operatives covered by the agreement. Welplan is the preferred provider for the provision of welfare benefits.

The welfare benefits effective from 1 October 2018 (Phase 2) are set out in the 2018-2020 Wage Agreement for Operatives:-

JCC Letter 120 (1 October 2018)

JCC Letter 121 Operative National Agreement Advisory Note in response to a recent employment appeal tribunal judgement concerning the calculation of holiday pay.

The welfare benefits effective from 3 October 2016 are set out in the four-year, two-phase operative wage agreement 2016-2020, Phase 1:

JCC Letter 117 (3 October 2016)

Operative National Agreement

You can find holidays and ready reckoners for BESA operatives, and more details on the benefits available, in our downloads section. 

Environmental Engineering Industry Staff Agreement (EESA)

The benefits for Staff employed under the Environmental Engineering Industry’s Staff Agreement (EESA) are set out in the NJC Handbook of Agreements and the Review of Staff Agreement.