The Assessment criteria for membership of SELECT are comprehensive. They include measures for:
- Commercial Integrity
- Use of competent and qualified employees
- Compliance with relevant statutory requirements and Industry Standards
- Health and Safety Management
- Environmental Best Practice
- Requirement to have in place adequate public liability insurance and employers’ liability insurance (where applicable)
- Adherence to the SELECT Code of Practice
- Participation in a customer complaints resolution procedure
Detailed criteria relating to these requirements can be found in the SELECT Assessment Criteria and the SELECT Guide to Membership Assessments. Both these documents are available from the Member Services Team and can be downloaded from this website.
The following is a summary of the requirements.
SELECT's Membership Criteria are set out in two parts:
Part A covers the basic requirements for entry into the Association which all members must meet.
Enterprises engaged in the electrotechnology industries may be eligible for membership of SELECT if the applicant:
- operates from a fixed business address
- has been in business for a minimum of six months and is currently financially viable. Is covered by at least £10 million Employer's and £2m Public Liability Insurance
- undertakes to abide by the Association's Constitution, Rules and Codes
- has equipment, tools, plant, premises and stocks of material appropriate to the range and scale of work undertaken in the relevant technology
- has appropriate calibrated test equipment and demonstrates competence in its use and interpretation of results
- has appropriate documentation for the category of technology applied for
- is able to demonstrate competency in the inspection and testing of any work undertaken including the keeping of necessary records and test results
- undertakes that all work will be carried out to standards by qualified persons who are adequately and appropriately supervised
- has qualified persons who have successfully undertaken technical training acceptable to the Central Board of SELECT. (A 'qualified person' is defined as being a person possessing the necessary technical knowledge and skills as defined in the appropriate occupational standards, and experience relevant to the nature of the work undertaken, who is able to prevent danger and, where appropriate, injury.)
- has a written Health & Safety Policy and complies with the duties placed upon employers and employees by the Health & Safety at Work Act and other relevant codes and regulations
- can demonstrate an awareness of the requirements of environmental best practice
Part B relates to standards which must be met in order to be accredited in one or more of ten technical disciplines.
Members may be classified in our Directory of Members and on the website as being accredited in one or more of these ten technical disciplines. Criteria have been established for each classification and can be found by clicking on the links below and on the menu on the right of this page.
The disciplines are: