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Gala dinner

Gala dinner celebrates 50 years of SJIB excellence

Guests from across the electrical and construction industry made it a night to remember at a special gala dinner to toast the 50th anniversary of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB). Some 80 people gathered to celebrate in the Queen Anne room at Edinburgh Castle, including representatives from Unite the Union, the Joint Industry Board, … Continued

Views are sought

Committee seeks Members’ views on EVs and energy systems

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee is seeking the views of SELECT Members as part of a new energy inquiry. As part of a wider focus on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, the committee wants written input from as many people as possible on the following themes: The impact of increasing numbers of … Continued

EuropeOn logo

SELECT plays its part as AIE becomes EuropeOn

After 65 years as AIE, the European Electrical Contractors’ Association has changed its name to EuropeOn, with SELECT playing its part in the transformation. The association has unveiled a new identity to reflect the electrical sector’s vital contribution to virtually all areas of European economy and society. And taking pride of place on its new-look website is an engaging animation which … Continued

campaign boost

Huge boost as 32 more MSPs back call to regulate electricians

More than 30 MSPs have added their voices to SELECT’s rapidly-growing campaign for regulation of the electrical industry. Some 32 new politicians have joined the swell of cross-party support after we recently spent three days meeting MSPs and delivering our vital message about safety at Holyrood. The MSPs’ names will now be added to our Wall … Continued

New EV charging installation course to launch in 2020

SELECT is delighted to announce that it’s now working in partnership with Fife College to offer a new City & Guilds training course on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. The two-day course, which will begin in early 2020, aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain a better knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the installation … Continued

SELECT supports new election call to end payments abuse

SELECT has backed a new campaign by The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group that calls on all parliamentary candidates to vow to crack down on late payments. The SEC Group is seeking to obtain a commitment from all would-be MPs that they will support legislation to: Mandate 30-day payment terms on all public sector contracts and … Continued

Consultation retentions

SELECT takes regulation battle to Parliament for three-day exhibition

SELECT is taking its campaign for regulation of the electrical industry to the Scottish Parliament in a bid to keep the issue firmly in the public eye. We are delighted to have secured prominent exhibition space at Holyrood, where we will spend three days engaging with MSPs and other groups about the urgent need for … Continued

SELECT helps consumers understand new alarm regulations

SELECT has launched an essential guide to help the public understand new regulations about smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Under the new laws, all homes in Scotland must have an effective interlinked warning system in place by 1 February 2021. To help comply with the new ruling, which came into effect in February 2019, SELECT has produced an eight-page brochure … Continued