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New Website Dedicated to the SkillELECTRIC Competition Launched

The new SkillELECTRIC competition site is just one strand of wider efforts to raise the profile of this important event. With an increasing array of apprentice competitions across the industry, SkillELECTRIC’s strength lays in the fact it’s the only one aligned to WorldSkills UK and presents candidates with the opportunity to represent their country and … Continued

Fire & Security Training – New College Lanarkshire

SELECT are delighted to be working in partnership with New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell to deliver short one week courses for Fire & Security. The Short 1 week courses are available in each of the following disciplines; Intruder, Fire, Access, CCTV and an additional course on commissioning. Each course will be a mix of Practical and … Continued

Support builds for SELECT’s campaign to Regulate Electricians

Support for the long-running campaign by SELECT for recognition of Electricians as a Profession has been widespread across the construction industry, but now it is literally building brick by brick. Our campaign, which is also backed by the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Unite the Union, has launched a Wall of Support, a striking … Continued

SELECT welcomes Scottish Government consultation on retentions

SELECT has welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to take action on one of the industry’s main problem areas – cash retentions. A public consultation on the use of retentions in construction contracts will take place in spring next year. This will be in advance of any announcement on the matter in the Westminster parliament. … Continued

Energy Storage Systems Course (415)

SELECT are delighted to announce a partnership with West College Scotland to deliver a new one-day training course on Energy Storage Systems. This course will introduce candidates to energy storage systems, which can be designed to be installed in domestic and commercial installation.  These systems are designed to store energy from micro-renewable sources as well … Continued

BSG Risk Management Software

We are pleased to advise that we have now set up an arrangement with the Building Safety Group Ltd (BSG) whereby all members will have access to FREE online ‘Risk Assessment Software’ to help members meet their legal obligations to comply with Health & Safety law. Members will be able to log into BSG’s system … Continued

SEC Group Calls for Government Action on Public Accounts Committee Report

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published its report on the procurement of strategic suppliers by government.  The report follows an inquiry carried out by the Committee in the wake of the Carillion collapse. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – which includes representation from SELECT and which represents the largest sector by … Continued

BBC Highlights Poor Practice in Construction Industry

A recent BBC Radio 4 documentary on payment practices in the construction industry highlighted the abuses which apply in the construction industry on a day-to-day basis. The programme was not a typical subject for the File on 4 series, but turned out to be just as hard-hitting as many of its award-winning episodes. As well … Continued

SELECT produces invaluable 18th Edition Guide

SELECT’s Technical Standards Adviser, Bob Cairney has prepared an on-line guide to highlight changes in the new wiring regulations, published today, which are likely to impact on SELECT members. You can access the guide by clicking here. A printed version will be published in the next issue of CABLEtalk. In the meantime, members can order … Continued