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SELECT Awards 2016

The shortlist for this year’s SELECT Awards, which will take place in Glasgow next month, has been announced after a record number of entries from Member firms. We received around 100 entries this year for the seven category awards, up around 20% on 2015. As well as these awards, there are two additional awards on … Continued

Project Bank Accounts to be used by Scottish Government

Following lobbying by SELECT and the successful completion of the trial programme recommended by the Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction, the Scottish government has recently published guidance on the implementation of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) in construction contracts. Scottish Government bodies must include a PBA in tender documents for contracts commencing procurement … Continued

Lighting Industry Association Statement on Directional Halogen Lamp Ban

September 1st 2016 saw Stage 3 of the Energy Related Products Regulation 1194/2012 take effect. This means that directional (reflector) mains voltage halogen lamps such as GU10, R63, R50 etc. are no longer allowed to be placed on the market. Products captured by this regulation that are already placed on the market according to the … Continued

SELECT Launches Radio Campaign on Electrical Safety

As part of a campaign to reduce the risk of fire in private rented property, SELECT is next week commencing a Scotland-wide radio campaign to alert both landlords and tenants to obligations to carry out electrical inspections. Since December last year, landlords have been required to conduct five-yearly electrical checks of the fixed wiring and … Continued

Apprentice Levy

SELECT has recently responded to a Scottish Government consultation in response to the UK Apprenticeship Levy. The consultation was seeking employers’ feedback on ways in which they could use their allocation of funds to the best benefit of the Scottish Economy. The Scottish Government has committed to an expansion of the Modern Apprenticeship Programme to … Continued

Construction law event

A conference on the latest developments in building contracts and construction law in Scotland will be held in November in Edinburgh. The Scottish Building Contract Committee will host the day-long event on Wednesday, November 9 at the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound. The event is aimed at architects, engineers, solicitors, chartered surveyors and contractors … Continued

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR’s)

The following forms have been prepared to assist members when completing an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). They can be used to supplement the EICR and should be given to the client when: Form a:   observations are made but are not suitable to be given a code Form b: to confirm remedial works identified … Continued

SELECT welcomes new Members for August 2016:

We would like to welcome the new Members that joined SELECT in August: Ian Beveridge Electrical Services Sight Sound & Security Systems Ltd DBS Electrical Ltd J A Elect Ltd Barry Stewart Electrical Ltd