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Members urged to give their views as retentions consultation extended

SELECT has urged Members to have their say in an industry-wide consultation on cash retentions after the deadline was extended due to the coronavirus crisis. Managing Director Alan Wilson said that every Member business should make their views known to the Scottish Government discussion before it closes on the new date of 13 May. He said: “This … Continued

Alan Wilson

A message to all Members from MD Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson the Managing Director of SELECT would like to give the below message to all our Members. While we are aware that you are likely to be reading and receiving a large number of messages on the subject of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we wanted to update you on the preparations SELECT is … Continued

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SELECT: More should be done to inspire next generation

SELECT has joined with other respected industry bodies to hail the rise in female apprentices and say more should be done to encourage other young women to pick up the tools. Along with the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Unite the Union, SELECT welcomed recent figures which … Continued

emergency lighting seminar

Emergency lighting seminar introduced

SELECT is delighted to announce the introduction of a new half-day seminar on emergency lighting. Introduced in response to Member demand, the course is recommended for anyone who is responsible for the maintenance of emergency lighting systems and the collating of relevant information on an emergency lighting log book. At the end of the course, … Continued

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New video celebrates upturn in female apprentices

SELECT has released a new video welcoming a small but significant upturn in the number of young women undergoing apprenticeships as electricians. Released to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the film comes as new figures show that there are now 13 female apprentices training to be electricians in 2019-2020, compared to seven in 2018-2019. Fiona … Continued

Inspection at SELECT have been recognised by UKAS

Inspections service maintains UKAS accreditation for 22nd year

SELECT is delighted to announce that it has once again successfully renewed accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its inspections activities. Accreditation against the internationally recognised standard for inspection bodies ISO/IEC 17020:2012 means SELECT continues to be officially recognised for the quality of its electrical installation inspection service. In order for accreditation … Continued

Hub offers more benefits

Hub puts more safety benefits at Members’ fingertips

Members can now carry out online COSHH assessments and method statements quickly and easily as SELECT continues to expand its range of benefits with a new high-tech hub. The new service is provided through our partnership with the Building Safety Group (BSG), and follows the success of the group’s online risk assessment offering with SELECT. … Continued

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CABLEtalk goes green for special innovation issue

SELECT has issued a special green energy edition of its Member magazine, CABLEtalk, which explores how innovations in renewables are reshaping the future of the electrical industry. Entitled ‘The Future is Electric’, the current edition features 28 pages of in-depth reports, focusing on the continuing impact of, among other things, electric vehicles (EVs), hydro, solar … Continued

Appointments at SEC Group

New senior appointments at SEC Group Scotland

The Scottish arm of leading construction body SEC Group has made two new appointments, welcoming a pair of experienced industry professionals to senior roles within the organisation.  Gordon Matheson, former president of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), has been appointed the new chair of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland. … Continued

SELECTcerts app launched

New and improved SELECTcerts app launched

A new and improved version of our popular SELECTcerts app has been launched, offering improved functionality and a wider range of certificates and reports. The innovative service helps Members create a full range of electronic certificates quickly and easily, and can also be used to create a client database and installation locations. Dave Forrester, Director … Continued