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Sector urged to pay it on when it comes to cashflow

Two construction industry bodies have joined calls for the sector to step up and ‘pay it on’ to safeguard cashflow and ensure business and job survival. As trade and professional bodies continue to pull out all the stops and the Scottish and UK Governments provide additional support to keep companies going, the Construction Industry Coronavirus … Continued

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Latest update from SELECT MD Alan Wilson

As we begin the sixth week of lockdown, I thought it would be useful to update Members on some of the many activities we have been undertaking to assist you. SELECT advice Employment advice has again been to the fore, with a huge amount of information, guidance and template documents prepared and issued to help … Continued

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Forum bids to keep key workers safe from intimidation

After key workers reported being harassed and verbally abused during vital construction projects, SELECT is among the organisations helping the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum provide greater visibility on what constitutes ‘essential work’. Forum members have reported an increasing number of tradespeople being intimidated and verbally abused by the public while carrying out legitimate projects … Continued

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Electrical wholesale sector open for business

Despite the COVID-19 challenges to business, well over 90 per cent of UK electrical wholesalers are continuing to trade, with only a handful taking the decision to temporarily close completely, according to the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) following a recent survey. The EDA recently polled all 245 wholesaler members on their opening status, the results … Continued


SELECT video gives a big hand to nation’s carers

Staff and office bearers at SELECT have saluted the work of the NHS and key workers by putting their hands together in a new film for the weekly Clap for our Carers event. The isolated workers filmed themselves clapping in a special compilation video that was screened on social media at 8pm on Thursday 23 … Continued

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New animation offers advice to keep contractors and customers safe

SELECT has played a key role in a new animation by the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum that offers clear and practical advice to contractors and customers during emergency domestic work. The short film outlines the precautions and operate-at-distance policies that the Forum has issued as guidance to protect everyone against COVID-19. Entitled In This … Continued

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New virtual classroom launched for online training

SELECT has set up a new virtual training classroom to allow Members to take part in an online version of our SQA Requirements for Electrical Installation Course (18th Edition), also known as the 218 course. The e-learning facility will allow delegates to complete the course in the comfort of their own home, with a virtual training … Continued

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Cashflow drying up for construction industry, survey shows

Cashflow has completely dried up for nearly 80% of firms in the construction industry in Scotland, according to businesses which responded to a major survey carried out by the newly-established Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum. More than half of firms who took part in the poll also say they’re owed vital monies from public and … Continued

SECTT CEO Anne Galbraith

SECTT: Electrical apprenticeships and training are in safe hands

The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) has reassured the industry that electrical apprenticeships and training are in safe hands following the introduction of a range of emergency measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as offering ongoing help and guidance to all apprentices, SECTT is working closely with SELECT, the Scottish Joint Industry Board … Continued

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Member update from Managing Director Alan Wilson

Dear Member, I thought that you may find it helpful if I update you on the work SELECT has been undertaking in the last few weeks, as we approach the third week of this extraordinary crisis.   SELECT advice update We have an update on our dedicated web hub on a daily basis with information on issues affecting Members. Our employment information … Continued