SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. Founded in 1900 as The Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland, SELECT became the first trade association in the world to serve the electrical industry. Leaving aside the ancient trades, that makes SELECT amongst the oldest of the "modern" trade associations.

About Us

Members carry out a wide range of design, manufacturing, testing and commissioning work and each is accredited to one or more of ten technical disciplines. Member companies account for around 90% of all electrical installation work carried out in Scotland, have a collective turnover of around £1 billion and provide employment for 15,000.

We support our Members and represent the industry

SELECT provides a broad range of services and benefits to Members including advice on technical issues, health & safety and employment law. Click here for a full list of our Member services.

As the authoritative trade association for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, SELECT helps to shape the market environment. By representing the industry to all levels of government, SELECT helps influence legislation to create industry conditions which enable Member firms to provide a quality service to their clients and operate profitably at the same time.

In addition, we are involved in setting and monitoring industry standards, such as BS7671 Wiring Regulations. We also participate in a large number of technical, regulatory and industrial relations negotiations across the electrical and construction sector as a whole.

We protect the public interest

Every SELECT Member undergoes a rigorous technical assessment on a regular basis. This helps to ensure that the work a Member company carries out is safe and installed to recognized industry standards. In addition, we operate a Contract Completion Guarantee Scheme. Read more about it here.

Search our Find a Contractor database to find a local SELECT Member.