Industry partners

SELECT works closely with a wide range of industry partners to ensure we stay up to date with the latest industry developments and best serve the needs of both our Members and the electrotechnical sector itself. 

Actuate UK

This alliance is the umbrella body for UK engineering services, speaking with a single, shared and authoritative voice to affect positive change in the built environment.

As well as SELECT, Actuate UK brings together seven other leading trade, technology and professional bodies within the multi-billion-pound sector: BESA, BSRIA, CIBSE, ECA, FETA, LEIA and SNIPEF.

It was formally launched in February 2021, in some respects superseding, but expanding on the activities of, the Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group which operated between 1993 and January 2021.

Find out more here.

Building Standards Division of the Scottish Government (BSD)

Scottish Ministers are responsible for creating Building Regulations and preparing technical guidance to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable for all and the Building Standards Division (BSD) is the department which fulfills this function.

The Building (Scotland) Act 2003 introduced a Building Standards system for Scotland that raised the standards and simplified the approval of many construction activities for the public, Verifiers (local authorities) and the industry.

The Building Standards legislation also provided for the appointment of Approved Certifiers of Design and Approved Certifiers of Construction. Properly qualified professionals can become Certifiers and have the authority to certify work for building warrant purposes. SELECT operate a Certifier of Construction scheme for the electrical industry. Click here to visit the on-line register.
SBSC is an information portal for building standards certification. Information is provided on the benefits of becoming an Approved Certifier and having work certified in relation to building warrants and completion certificates. There are links to specific certification scheme websites for more information on work which can be certified and how to apply for scheme membership. SBSC is also used by Approved Certifiers of Construction to generate certificates that are taken as proof of compliance when submitted with the completion certificate. www.sbsc.uk.net

Scottish Building Services Certification (SBSC)

SBSC is an information portal for building standards certification. Information is provided on the benefits of becoming an Approved Certifier and having work certified in relation to building warrants and completion certificates. There are links to specific certification scheme websites for more information on work which can be certified and how to apply for scheme membership. SBSC is also used by Approved Certifiers of Construction to generate certificates that are taken as proof of compliance when submitted with the completion certificate.

www.sbsc.uk.net

The Electrical Industries Charity

The Charity has a long association with our industry dating back to 1905 when The Electrical Trades Benevolent Institution was set up by ten leaders of the emerging electrical industry who felt a duty to help those in the industry in the event that "accident, infirmity, misfortune or old age, limited their activities or curtailed their means".

The Electrical Industries Charity offers a range of services to support people in our industries.

http://electricalcharity.org

Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA)

The ECA represents electrical, electronic, installation engineering and building services companies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.eca.co.uk

Electrical Safety First

Electrical Safety First is the UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents. Their aim is to ensure everyone in the UK can use electricity safely. They campaign on behalf of consumers and electrical trade professionals to improve safety regulation and ensure safety messages are appropriate, up to date and well communicated.

They also provide expert information and advice to help people protect themselves from faulty, damaged, sub-standard, and poorly maintained electrical installations and electrical appliances.

www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

EuropeOn

EuropeOn is the European electrical contractors’ association, of which SELECT is a member. Comprised of associations from 12 European countries, its overall objectives are to exchange best practice and strengthen electrical contractors’ profile across Europe.

www.europe-on.org

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The HSE mission is "to prevent death, injury and ill health in Great Britain’s workplaces."

It does this through research, providing information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, inspection, investigation and enforcement.

www.hse.gov.uk

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The IET manages a range of professional registration qualifications: ICT Technician (ICTTech), Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) are awarded by the IET under licence from the Engineering Council.

The Wiring Regulations are also published by the IET.

www.theiet.org

Local Authority & Client Forum

The Forum was established to promote a collaborative approach to excellence in electrical standards, with its members sharing experience, developing ideas and resolving shared problems.

Expanded in July 2021, it now comprises local authorities, housing associations, universities and NHS estates from across Scotland, all applying best practice as a collective.

A second group for electrical engineers was established in 2010 and is now known as the Local Authority Engineers & Client Forum. Membership is free, with regular meetings hosted by SELECT at The Walled Garden and online throughout the pandemic.

Find out more here.

Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT)

The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) was established in 1990 to manage the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Training Schemes. SECTT run the only industry approved training scheme for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland.

The Trust was established by SELECT and Unite the Union who appoint an equal number of Trustees as their representatives.

The SJIB Training Scheme is designed to regulate the entry, conditions of service, training and education of all persons in the electrical contracting industry, with a particular focus on apprenticeships. SECTT manage the apprentices throughout their training from the first day at college to becoming a qualified electrician, and beyond. The Scottish scheme incorporates the Modern Apprenticeship, which includes the Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Electrical Installation.

www.sectt.org.uk

Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB)

The SJIB was founded in 1969 by what are now SELECT and UNITE the Union. The principal objects of the Board are to regulate relations between employers and employees engaged in the industry in Scotland, to provide benefits for persons engaged in the industry in Scotland, to stimulate and further the progress of the industry, and in addition and in the public interest to regulate and control employment, the level of skill and proficiency, health and safety competence, wages and welfare benefits.

www.sjib.org.uk

Electrical Engineering Training Foundation (EETF)

The EETF is the organisation that helps develop the next generation of skills in the electrotechnical sector in Scotland. Established by SELECT in 1998, it provides grants which support training across the industry, as well as funding a number of different projects and encouraging continuing career progression.

The EETF has established partnerships with the Construction and Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) and also with the Prince’s Trust, which helps young people into jobs, education and training
Find out more here.

UNITE the Union

Unite is Britain's biggest union with 1.42 million members in every type of workplace. We work with them through our partnership in the Scottish Joint Industry Board.

www.unitetheunion.org