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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

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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 marks another successful year

Another year of successful awareness raising, outreach and training initiatives was recorded at the SELECT AGM held on 6 June 6, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh in Inverkeithing, Fife. Kevin Griffin was re-elected as President of SELECT and Kenny Duncan was re-elected as Vice President at the meeting and Technical Update. The AGM … 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