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FOR SALE

Long established electrical business, located in Paisley. Sale includes two company vans, all materials, tools, scaffolding, ladders, steps etc. Although the business premises are not included in the sale, they would be available for rent by any new owner. For more information and to register an interest email memberservices@select.org.uk

Two companies fined after worker fell from height installing Solar Panels

A contractor and scaffolding company have recently been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell five metres from a roof. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how in December 2015 Jhanade Ryan, a sub-contractor working for Centreco (UK) Ltd, was installing solar panels to the roof of Firth Steels, Brighouse. Mr Ryan suffered life changing injuries. … Continued

Apply now for the SELECT awards

The race is now on in the pursuit of excellence as companies and individuals are invited to demonstrate why they are at the top of their profession. The deadline for entries is Friday, June 29. As well as the established award categories – which include, Best Use of Training and Best Safety Project, there is … Continued

SELECT welcomes new Chair of Local Authority Building Standards Scotland

SELECT has welcomed the appointment of James Whiteford as Chair of Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS), the organisation representing building standards verifiers in Scotland. Mr Whiteford, who is the Lead Building Standards Surveyor (West) for Scottish Borders Council, took the reins from Dave Aitken, Team Leader Building Standards Dundee City Council, at the organisation’s … Continued

Scottish Government Consult on Landlord Registration

The Scottish government has issued a consultation paper on Landlord Registration. One of the key areas relates to a proposal to expand the “prescribed information” which landlords have to provide when letting a house. The consultation proposes, amongst other things, that landlords provide information that: “A property meets the specific requirements relating to gas, electrical … Continued

2018 SELECT Technical Update and AGM

The SELECT AGM and Technical Update will take place in the in the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh (Queensferry Crossing), St Margaret’s Head, Inverkeithing KY11 1HP on Wednesday, 6 June 2018. 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 focus … Continued

Curtain up on 2018 Toolbox Talks Tour

The SELECT Toolbox Talks Tour is about to go on the road. One of our most keenly anticipated events is once again gearing up to visit SELECT members across the country. Twelve venues, from the Islands to the Borders, will be the focus point for technical presentations dealing with up-to-the-minute matters of interest to the … Continued

SELECT reaches out to wider social media sphere with introduction of new Facebook page

SELECT has widened its social media reach and strengthening its communications strategy with the introduction of a new Facebook page. The new page, https://www.facebook.com/SELECT.TheECAofS/ will provide a great platform to interact with Facebook users. SELECT already has a strong presence and following on social media platforms such as Twitter and posts a huge variety of … Continued

Retentions Bill to be debated in Westminster

The First Reading of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill will take place today (9 January) in the House of Commons. The Bill is being introduced by Peter Aldous MP and has 11 sponsors drawn from all parties. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest sector in UK construction (by value) – has … Continued