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Internal staff changes enhance SELECT’s benefits to members

SELECT is making changes to its Membership and Communications function through some internal promotions. Natalie Burke, Yvonne Wilson, and Diane Hales have all been appointed from within the organisation. Alan Wilson, SELECT’s acting MD, said: “SELECT has always believed in fostering the abundant talent in both the organisation and the electrotechnical sector generally. I know … Continued

Fire & Security Training – New College Lanarkshire

SELECT are delighted to be working in partnership with New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell to deliver short one week courses for Fire & Security. The Short 1 week courses are available in each of the following disciplines; Intruder, Fire, Access, CCTV and an additional course on commissioning. Each course will be a mix of Practical and … Continued

Support builds for SELECT’s campaign to Regulate Electricians

Support for the long-running campaign by SELECT for recognition of Electricians as a Profession has been widespread across the construction industry, but now it is literally building brick by brick. Our campaign, which is also backed by the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Unite the Union, has launched a Wall of Support, a striking … Continued

Regulation of Electricians – A Call for Evidence

As you will know SELECT along with a number of partner organisations including The SJIB and Unite the Union has been lobbying the Scottish Government to introduce Protection of Title for electricians. This would make it an offence for someone to call themselves an electrician if they were not qualified. To consider the case for … Continued

SELECT Deliver 18th Edition Training Courses

SELECT has been around Scotland this week delivering the first set of 18th Edition training course to 88 delegates. All courses have received great feedback. To book a place call the training team on 0131 445 5577 for more information.

SELECT welcomes Scottish Government consultation on retentions

SELECT has welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to take action on one of the industry’s main problem areas – cash retentions. A public consultation on the use of retentions in construction contracts will take place in spring 2019. This will be in advance of any announcement on the matter in the Westminster parliament. The … Continued

SELECT ramps up number of EV charging points at its HQ

As the electric vehicle revolution gathers pace, SELECT has lead by example by ramping up the installation of EV charging points at its headquarters. We have added another four fast charge spaces at the Walled Garden, bringing the total number to six and we plan to install more in the near future, including rapid points … Continued

SELECT’s radio campaign reinforces the importance of using qualified electricians

SELECT will emphasise its message of regulating the industry with a hard-hitting week of nationwide advertising.  From Saturday 19th January, we will be undertaking a Scotland wide radio advertising campaign to highlight the need to regulate the industry and to warn of the dangers of allowing unqualified people to carry out electrical work. The campaign is being run … Continued

Bogus manuals are putting safety at risk

The ongoing threat of poor and potentially dangerous electrical work has been highlighted once again by SELECT as it has been revealed that counterfeit copies of the new 18th edition of the wiring regulations are being offered for sale. Bogus PDF copies of BS7671:2018, the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Wiring Regulations, could be … Continued