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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

New SELECT workshop offers an invaluable insight into tendering

SELECT is set to host a helpful workshop on tendering, working in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme (SDP). The Level 1 (Beginner) workshop will help Members begin to look at the tender process in detail, and deliver the knowledge needed to start bidding for public contracts. The first workshop will be held at The Walled Garden in Penicuik on … Continued

Derek Mackay to make keynote speech at SBCC conference

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC), which will focus on the economic issues currently affecting the industry. The afternoon address by Mr Mackay (pictured above) will centre around the findings of the Scottish Government Report on Economy, Energy and Fair Work. The … Continued

Places still available for FREE payments advice

Places are still available for an upcoming FREE seminar about industry payments and practices. Hosted by SEC Group Chief Executive Professor Rudi Klein, the update will give invaluable advice about payment in the construction sector, including the future of retentions and the use of project bank accounts. The event, entitled An Update On Where We … Continued

Have your say on Electrical Installation SVQ and Modern Apprentice Framework

As a key partner in BSE Skills Ltd, SELECT is undertaking a consultation on the Electrical Installation SVQ and Modern Apprentice Framework (MAF). Part of this consultation will see SELECT working with partners and engaging with employers, colleges and training providers, sharing the consultation documentation and receiving and coordinating all feedback. An online consultation is now open to gather … Continued

Fiona: Industry regulation would mean happier and safer consumers

Stricter regulation of the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on Scotland’s economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety, SELECT’s Fiona Harper told radio listeners this week. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, our Head of Employment Affairs welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians, … Continued

More speed less paperwork as declarations go digital

SELECT declarations have gone digital as we continue to cut back on paperwork to make life easier for Members. Thanks to our new online system, all Member declarations can now be submitted to SELECT via email, replacing the multiple forms which previously need to be filled out by hand and returned by post. The new … Continued

Free risk assessment software now used by over 100 SELECT Members

More than 100 SELECT Members are now using the free risk assessment software provided in partnership with the Building Safety Group (BSG). An increasing number of firms are using the simple-to-use templates to complete online assessments to help their business remain compliant with HSE regulations. More than 80 different types of assessments are available – … Continued