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Latest COVID-19 news and updates from SELECT

This page will keep you informed you with daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it might affect you. To contact SELECT, please click here. SELECT helps with health and safety guidance SELECT MD Alan Wilson has issued an update about the phased return to work, including details of how SELECT has helped with extended health … Continued

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Free SELECTcerts trial offered while stationery orders are suspended

SELECT is offering Members a free trial of the SELECTcerts digital certification app as we are currently unable to process stationery orders during the pandemic. Developed in partnership with the experts at Computer Scene Technical Ltd, SELECTcerts is designed to be accessed by all internet-enabled devices and is available from Google Play, Windows App Store and … Continued

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Return to work update from SELECT MD Alan Wilson

You will all be aware that the First Minister announced on 28 May that restrictions over some of our personal and work activities will begin to ease from today and into next week. One of the specific industries she mentioned in beginning a return to work was the construction industry. In her latest announcement she … Continued

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Restart must put safety and collaboration first – Forum

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum, of which SELECT is a key member, has welcomed the announcement of a phased return to work – but insists health and safety and collaboration must be at the heart of any restart. The collective – which has been working towards restart with a number of bodies, including the Construction Leadership Forum – … Continued

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SELECT AGM postponed until September

Due to the current issues with social distancing and crowd gathering restrictions, SELECT has taken the decision to postpone this year’s AGM, which was due to take place on Wednesday 3 June 2020.  The event will now take place on Wednesday 2 September 2020. Director of Finance and Operations John McGhee (pictured above) said: “As … Continued

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SELECT Members given 30% refund on 2020 membership fees

SELECT is giving Members a significant refund on membership fees to help ease some of the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The association has informed its 1,246 Members this week that they will be receiving a 30% discount on their 2020 subscription fees. Members who have already paid their subscription in full will receive … Continued

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Member update from MD Alan Wilson

As we enter the eighth week of lockdown, I just wanted to update you on some of the latest activity that SELECT is currently undertaking on your behalf. As well as the 30% refund of 2020 Membership subscriptions announced by SELECT President Kevin Griffin yesterday, we are also working in three key areas to assist … Continued

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New key worker signage issued to help protect contractors

SELECT is distributing new protective signage to help Members carrying out emergency and essential electrical work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Issued by the Construction Industry Coronavirus(CICV)  Forum, of which SELECT is a leading member, the posters and stickers carry the legend ‘Key worker on site: carrying out essential work’. Designed to be displayed on sites … Continued

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SELECT helps Scottish Government look to the future

SELECT has joined with other vital certification scheme providers to work with the Scottish Government to identify and address issues during the COVID-19 lockdown and develop a strategy for the future. The move comes after the Scottish Government’s Building Standards Division (BSD) set up a Building Standards Resilience Group to address short, medium and long-term … Continued

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A message from Fiona Harper and the SJIB

Grading Applications and ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment requests now ‘a priority’ for the SJIB On Thursday 26 March, I announced that as result of the Coronavirus pandemic, our staff would be working from home. I explained that because of the lockdown, Grading Applications and requests for ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessments were … Continued