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SELECT calls for more stringent controls on electrical safety in privately rented accommodation

SELECT recently responded to a Scottish Government consultation paper on Landlord Registration. The consultation was undertaken by the Scottish Government’s Landlord Registration Team. SELECT has called for more stringent controls over the vital electrical inspection and testing performed by private landlords prior to registration. Darrell Matthews, Managing Director of SELECT, said: “Private landlord registration has … Continued

SELECT marks another successful year

Another year of successful awareness raising, outreach and training initiatives was recorded at the SELECT AGM held on 6 June 6, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh in Inverkeithing, Fife. Kevin Griffin was re-elected as President of SELECT and Kenny Duncan was re-elected as Vice President at the meeting and Technical Update. The AGM … Continued


The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a set of data protection legislation that replaces the old Data Protection Act 1998.  It governs how companies anywhere in the world deal with the personal data of EU citizens. SELECT members, as UK companies of any size who handle personal data of any sort, must abide by … Continued

New SELECT Annual Report launched

The latest SELECT Annual Report (2017/18) is now available for members to read on-line at The style and content of the report has been changed to reflect all of the activities which we undertake on behalf of members.

Equate Scotland

Equate Scotland has been working for 10 years to increase the number of women in science, engineering and tech in Scotland and we have just launched a new project focused on supporting women who have previously working in these sectors however left either due to caring responsibilities, no longer enjoying the work or a lack … Continued

Local Authorities Re-Appointed as Building Standard Verifiers

Scottish Minister’s have re-appointed all 32 Scottish Local Authorities as verifiers under section 7 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 from 1 May 2017. The period of appointments differ (six years, three years or one year) depending on past performance of the individual local authority. Click here to see the appointments for each LA. The … Continued


Last year SELECT added a suite of messages to its telephone system, to remind Members of some of the benefits of membership as well as identifying key reasons to become a member. To supplement the phone messages, we have now developed a set of videos which compliment these messages.  These are now shown at the … Continued

SELECT Health & Safety Annual Survey

As part of the criteria of Membership, Members are required to provide SELECT with their accident statistics when requested. The latest health and safety survey can be viewed here: To assist with our analysis of the returns we would be grateful if you could please complete this survey and submit it to us by … Continued

2017 Budget Update

Please click here to read more about a number of the Chancellors Budget announcements which may impact on your business. For more information on how these may impact on you, please speak to your accountant.