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SELECT past president Jim McArthur

SELECT is sorry to announce that one of its past presidents, Jim McArthur has lost his long fight against a terminal illness recently. Jim was SELECT President between 1997 and 1999 and also served as chairman of the Lanarkshire branch of SELECT. Jim was the founder of Weir & McQuiston, which his son Gordon now runs. Jim ’s funeral will take … Continued

Survey aims to shine a light on payment abuses

SEC Group (Scotland) which represents the interests of specialist contractors across Scotland and is made up of a number of major industry bodies including SELECT has launched a survey to capture data to allow us to make a case to government officials that something needs to be done to ensure fair payment in our industry.  The survey also asks for views on the … Continued

SELECT welcomes BSI’s agreement on post-Brexit European standards

SELECT has welcomed the approval last week (November 23) of a plan which secures full post-Brexit membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) within European Standards Organisations (ESOs). The decision, taken separately by ESOs CEN and CENELEC, means the BSI, UK industry and other stakeholders will continue to have a central role in shaping and … Continued

New SELECT service helps Members to take the risk out of risk assessments

SELECT, has added to the extensive portfolio of services it offers to its members with a new tool to assist with producing vital risk assessment information and guidance. We have entered into an arrangement with the Building Safety Group (BSG) to provide Member companies with online risk assessment software which will also help them to … Continued

Revision of Standards for Powered Doors, Gates and Barriers

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published two newly revised European Standards on the safety of doors, gates and barriers – BS EN 12453:2017 and BS EN 12604:2017. These new standards replace four older standards from 2000 and 2001; they represent a significant move forward. However, these standards do not completely address the risks that … Continued

Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group celebrates its 25th anniversary

SELECT has joined with other organisations across the country to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. Since its inception in 1993, SEC Group has provided a strong lobbying voice to support the specialist engineering sector especially in the vital areas of contractual issues.  In value terms, members of the SECG … Continued

SELECT president Kevin Griffin recognised at fire and safety ceremony

Kevin Griffin, SELECT’s president was this year’s recipient of The Ian Marsh Award, which recognises individuals who demonstrate enthusiasm and selfless concern for the fire and emergency systems industry. The award was made on behalf of the Fire and Security Association at the IFSEC’s ‘Security and Fire Excellence Awards held in London. Kevin’s long involvement … Continued

SELECT Highlights the Hidden Dangerous

The new advert highlights the hidden dangerous of poor and dangerous electrical work. All over Scotland, SELECT and SJIB members find faults every day of the week with installations that they attend in consumers’ homes and in business premises. These can lead to injury or death with 69% of fires in the UK attributed to … Continued

National Occupational Standards Consultation

SELECT, as part of BSE Skills Ltd, has been contracted by Skills Development Scotland to carry out a review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the Electrical Industry across the UK to ensure they are up to date and fit for purpose. A National Occupational Standard (NOS) is a document which describes the knowledge, … Continued