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SELECT supports new election call to end payments abuse

SELECT has backed a new campaign by The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group that calls on all parliamentary candidates to vow to crack down on late payments. The SEC Group is seeking to obtain a commitment from all would-be MPs that they will support legislation to: Mandate 30-day payment terms on all public sector contracts and … Continued

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SELECT takes regulation battle to Parliament for three-day exhibition

SELECT is taking its campaign for regulation of the electrical industry to the Scottish Parliament in a bid to keep the issue firmly in the public eye. We are delighted to have secured prominent exhibition space at Holyrood, where we will spend three days engaging with MSPs and other groups about the urgent need for … Continued

SELECT helps consumers understand new alarm regulations

SELECT has launched an essential guide to help the public understand new regulations about smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Under the new laws, all homes in Scotland must have an effective interlinked warning system in place by 1 February 2021. To help comply with the new ruling, which came into effect in February 2019, SELECT has produced an eight-page brochure … Continued

Two more staff welcomed to the SELECT team

SELECT has welcomed two new staff to the team at The Walled Garden as we continue to enhance and expand our offering to Members. Sandra Bennett has been appointed as SELECT’s new Membership Manager, starting in her new role on 23 October. A hugely experienced manager who previously worked at Standard Life and AEGON, Sandra … Continued

SELECT events raise over £5,000 for Electrical Industries Charity

SELECT has donated more than £5,000 to the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) this year to help it continue its vital work for those who need it most. Raised through a series of fund-raising events, the money will now help the charity provide practical support and financial relief to the 1.3 million people working in the electrical … Continued

SELECT Alan: New AIE report shows vital need for regulation

A new report on the importance of electricians to an increasingly digital-dependent society strongly reinforces SELECT’s campaign for industry regulation, Managing Director Alan Wilson has said. SELECT was among the contributors to the first-ever Europe-wide sector report, which emphasises the safety-critical contribution of electricians to both day-to-day life and major advances in infrastructure, the digital economy and climate change … Continued

Views sought on EV charging installation amendment to 18th Edition

Members are being invited to contribute their thoughts to a new draft for public comment (DPC) about Amendment 1 to BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations. The DPC contains proposals to amend Section 722 of the 18th Edition, Electric Vehicle Charging Installations, following advances in technology for this key area of electrical work. After opening … Continued

Industry’s brightest talent recognised at 2019 SELECT Awards

The biggest, brightest and best from Scotland’s electrical sector were rewarded for their excellence this week at the 2019 SELECT Awards. The 14th annual event was the largest yet, with more than 350 guests gathering at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow on Friday 11 October to see individuals and companies recognised for their outstanding performance. Hosted by … Continued

‘No deal’ CPR guidance welcomed by SELECT

SELECT has welcomed new advice that confirms how Construction Products Regulation (CPR) could be affected by a no deal Brexit. The UK Government has announced that if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal on 31 October, EU CPR will be retained and a UK-based system will operate, with identical European harmonised … Continued

MSP Stewart Stevenson adds his brick to our Wall of Support

MSP Stewart Stevenson has become the latest political brick in our Wall of Support for better regulation of the electrical trade across Scotland. The SNP politician has joined MPs and MSPs from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, the Greens and his own party to back the long-running campaign for the recognition of electricians as a profession. … Continued