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Clarity guidelines

CICV Forum issues clear guidance on working practices

The newly-established Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has taken immediate action to provide clarity for the sector in Scotland. The group – which was co-created by SELECT and represents most professional construction bodies in Scotland – took action following advice from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier this week that all building sites with the exception of any hospital work should … Continued

government

Members urged to give their views as retentions consultation extended

SELECT has urged Members to have their say in an industry-wide consultation on cash retentions after the deadline was extended due to the coronavirus crisis. Managing Director Alan Wilson said that every Member business should make their views known to the Scottish Government discussion before it closes on the new date of 13 May. He said: “This … Continued

Future is electrical

MD Alan: We need to attract the brightest talent

The need for more young people to join the electrical industry in Scotland has never been greater – and those who do so will have an “opportunity for life”. That’s the view of SELECT managing director Alan Wilson, who says fresh talent is urgently required to meet the ever-increasing demand for new technology and electrical … Continued

Consultation retentions

Consultation on retentions is welcomed by SELECT

SELECT has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of an industry-wide consultation on the use of cash retentions in construction. The move follows a massive ongoing campaign by SELECT, working in partnership with the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. SELECT and SEC Group Scotland have been carrying out extensive lobbying amongst members of the Scottish Parliament … Continued

Views are sought

Committee seeks Members’ views on EVs and energy systems

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee is seeking the views of SELECT Members as part of a new energy inquiry. As part of a wider focus on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, the committee wants written input from as many people as possible on the following themes: The impact of increasing numbers of … Continued

campaign boost

Huge boost as 32 more MSPs back call to regulate electricians

More than 30 MSPs have added their voices to SELECT’s rapidly-growing campaign for regulation of the electrical industry. Some 32 new politicians have joined the swell of cross-party support after we recently spent three days meeting MSPs and delivering our vital message about safety at Holyrood. The MSPs’ names will now be added to our Wall … Continued

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

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

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