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SELECT calls for more stringent controls on electrical safety in privately rented accommodation

SELECT recently responded to a Scottish Government consultation paper on Landlord Registration. The consultation was undertaken by the Scottish Government’s Landlord Registration Team. SELECT has called for more stringent controls over the vital electrical inspection and testing performed by private landlords prior to registration. Darrell Matthews, Managing Director of SELECT, said: “Private landlord registration has … Continued

Industry supports SELECT’s call for regulation of electricians

A steadily mounting campaign to ensure that every genuine electrician in Scotland is recognised as a regulated professional is being led by SELECT, who wants everyone who calls themselves an electrician to hold appropriate qualifications to help safeguard the public. Amongst qualified electricians the consensus is that regulation is a must. Susan Curatolo, who works … Continued

Review of Building Standards

The Scottish Government has set up a Review Panel on Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement) in Scotland, following the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools (February 2017) (Cole Report) and the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. The Panel is reviewing the building standards system in Scotland in relation to … Continued

SELECT takes strong message on regulation to Scottish Government minister

SELECT and representatives of Unite the union recently met with Keith Brown, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work to discuss the issue of rogue electricians and the continuing threat that they pose to public safety. At the meeting, Mr. Brown agreed to explore what might be able to be done in … Continued

SELECT launches media campaign to press for regulation

SELECT is launching a widespread media campaign to highlight the dangers of using unqualified people to carry out electrical work and to press for official recognition of electricians as a profession. SELECT is using major Scottish regional newspapers, radio stations across the country and a selection of railway station posters to disseminate the message that … Continued

Local Authorities Re-Appointed as Building Standard Verifiers

Scottish Minister’s have re-appointed all 32 Scottish Local Authorities as verifiers under section 7 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 from 1 May 2017. The period of appointments differ (six years, three years or one year) depending on past performance of the individual local authority. Click here to see the appointments for each LA. The … Continued