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Have your say on Electrical Installation SVQ and Modern Apprentice Framework

As a key partner in BSE Skills Ltd, SELECT is undertaking a consultation on the Electrical Installation SVQ and Modern Apprentice Framework (MAF). Part of this consultation will see SELECT working with partners and engaging with employers, colleges and training providers, sharing the consultation documentation and receiving and coordinating all feedback. An online consultation is now open to gather … Continued

Fiona: Industry regulation would mean happier and safer consumers

Stricter regulation of the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on Scotland’s economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety, SELECT’s Fiona Harper told radio listeners this week. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, our Head of Employment Affairs welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians, … Continued

More speed less paperwork as declarations go digital

SELECT declarations have gone digital as we continue to cut back on paperwork to make life easier for Members. Thanks to our new online system, all Member declarations can now be submitted to SELECT via email, replacing the multiple forms which previously need to be filled out by hand and returned by post. The new … Continued

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Free risk assessment software now used by over 100 SELECT Members

More than 100 SELECT Members are now using the free risk assessment software provided in partnership with the Building Safety Group (BSG). An increasing number of firms are using the simple-to-use templates to complete online assessments to help their business remain compliant with HSE regulations. More than 80 different types of assessments are available – … Continued

Take our quick survey on payment and mental health

SELECT Members are being invited to take part in a quick survey about payment and mental health. This poll is being run in association with the Prompt Payment Directory and 29 other UK construction industry bodies, including SELECT. Aimed at business owners, CEOs and managers, it contains just 12 questions and will only take a … Continued

SELECT welcomes new consultation pledge over regulation

SELECT is among the senior industry bodies which have welcomed the Scottish Government’s pledge to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians ­– but have also urged them to make it happen soon. The announcement in the 2019-20 Programme for Government was accompanied by an assurance from Holyrood that it would launch an awareness campaign to make … Continued

Domestic ventilation training course launched with Glen Dimplex

SELECT has launched a new one-day training course in domestic ventilation, working in partnership with global experts Glen Dimplex. The course provides information on relevant legislation and guidance to enable the correct installation, inspection, testing, commission and handover of systems in Scotland. It also includes several practical calculations for airflow requirements and measurement.  A SELECT … Continued

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VAT reverse charge postponement gets thumbs-up

SELECT and other major construction industry bodies have hailed the decision by the UK Government to delay major changes to the VAT regime. The announcement of a one-year extension to the launch of the reverse charge elicited a widespread positive response from leading UK trade bodies, which had written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer … Continued

SELECT and BESCA collaborate on competence scheme

A new collaboration with the Building Engineering Services Competence Assessment (BESCA) will allow SELECT Members to apply for membership of its Competent Person Scheme (CPS). SELECT has signed a recognition deed with the certification body to set out the terms in which electrical contractors who are SELECT Members can apply for the BESCA CPS. This … Continued

Three new arrivals join the team at SELECT

SELECT has welcomed three more new colleagues to The Walled Garden as we continue to refine and expand our many Member services. Experienced marketing professional Linda Rolfe joined the team on 2 September as our new Events, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator. Based at our HQ in Penicuik, Linda’s duties will include curating the SELECT website … Continued