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Major Drive to Overhaul Payment Practices in Scottish Public Sector Construction

Representatives from over half of the councils in Scotland recently attended a seminar in Stirling to hear how they can overhaul payment practices in construction procurement.  There is a statutory obligation on all public bodies in Scotland with large construction spends to ensure that supply chain firms are paid within 30 days. On behalf of … Continued

SELECT welcomes new Members for June 2017:

We would like to welcome the new Members that joined SELECT in June: 24-7 365 Electrical Services Ltd John Rodgers Electrical Services Edin Electrical Installations Ltd West Coast Electrical Services (Inverclyde) Ltd River Clyde Homes Richard Strathdee Ltd Vic Cumming Electrician TLC Housing Maintenance Ltd Scot Signs Ltd Greystone Energy Limited Black Isle Building Services … Continued

SELECT appoints Kevin Griffin as president

SELECT has a new president. It has appointed Kevin Griffin, who has been influential in SELECT activity in the Lanarkshire area for many years. Kevin, who took up his post this week (Wed, June 7), succeeded Eric Rae of Turriff and will serve as president for a two-year term. The new president runs Logic Systems Fire & … Continued

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requirements for electrical cabling

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has developed an online video campaign to highlight Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requirements and how they affect cabling. You can view the video by clicking here.   The ACI reports examples of sub-standard cable and failures in UK market surveillance. Using existing legislation, it works with the Health & Safety … Continued

SELECT welcomes new Members for May 2017:

We would like to welcome the new Members that joined SELECT in May: Heating Care Scotland Ltd P T Electrical Edwards Electrical Underwood and Sons Electrical Services Ceteris Scotland Limited

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