European Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE )
AIE is the organisation through which we actively participate with other associations to ensure that our views are taken into account in the European environment.
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.
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.
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.
Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA)
The ECA represents electrical, electronic, installation engineering and building services companies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Specialist Engineering Contractors Group (SECG)
SECG represent the building engineering sector, which comprises of over 60,000 firms and a workforce of more than 300,000. The sector accounts for the largest single component (by value) of construction output.
SEC Group prides itself on being at the forefront of developments within the Construction Industry, and on being able to influence both government policy and senior figurers in the industry through its wide network of contacts.
SEC Group (Scotland) works in tandem with the main SECG body, and reflects the views of contractors in the Scottish marketplace.
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.