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SECG Scotland Payment Abuse Survey

Representatives of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (Scotland) of which SELECT is a member, recently met with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, to discuss the issue of payment abuse. Following the meeting, the Minister expressed interest in payment security legislation for construction (possibly involving 30 day payments and protection for retention … Continued

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and Cables

Members should be aware of the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (EU 305/2011) and its applicability to cables sold in the UK.  The CPR came into effect alongside existing British Standards for cables on the 10 June 2016.  However, from 1 July 2017, CPR takes full effect and any cable sold in the UK … Continued

New BIM Events Announced

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre has just announced a series of free BIM events which will take to the road this summer.  From Aberdeen and Inverness to Dumfries, Stirling and Dundee, they are looking forward to talking to as many contractors as possible.  The road shows begin in Edinburgh on the 25th May where they … Continued

Scottish Landlords Association supports SELECT

John Blackwood ,Chief executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has recently publicised the work SAL and SELECT are doing together to ensure landlords employ fully-qualified electricians to undertake work. John said “Incidents caused by poor-quality work can put people at risk, particularly if the work relates to something like gas or electricity. This … Continued

SELECT Napier Graduate Certificate in Management Practice

A new programme of the Graduate Certificate has been scheduled to start in September 2017. This third year level University programme (the next level above an HND) is designed for managers who want to enhance their people management skills. This course will allow you to gain a Graduate Certificate in Management Practice (at 3rd year … Continued

SELECT Awards Now Open for Entries

Entry to the SELECT Industry Awards 2017 is now open! This year we welcome entrants across six categories and we are encouraging members to showcase their achievements in more than one category. Our Awards are the most prestigious on the UK Electrotechnical calendar and this year’s awards are again dedicated to upholding and celebrating the … Continued

SELECT Technical Update day

SELECT is holding a Technical Update day which will also incorporate its AGM in the River House Conference Centre, The Castle Business Park, Craigforth, Stirling FK9 4TW on Wednesday 7 June. The event will start at 10.30 am and will finish with a buffet lunch at 12.30 pm. The technical element of the event will … Continued

Cash Retentions debated at Westminster

The issue of cash retentions in the construction sector, said to amount to over £1 billion of unpaid fees to UK contractors, was debated at Westminster at the end of April. Alan Brown MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (SNP) secured a Motion debate in the House of Commons on cash retentions in the construction industry during which he argued … Continued

SELECT welcomes new Members for April 2017:

We would like to welcome the new Members that joined SELECT in April: MEB Services (Shetland) BAK Electrical Services Neilson Electrical William Duncan Electrician Ltd Aberdeenshire Electrical Services Ltd Cochrane Services Scotland Ltd T/A Cochrane Group