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Alan Wilson

Member update from Managing Director Alan Wilson

Dear Member, SELECT has been working with colleagues from a number of trade and professional bodies across Scotland under the banner of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum. As well as SELECT, members include representatives from BCSA, BESA, BMF, CECA (Scotland), EDA, FMB, LEIA, NFRC, RIAS, RICS, SBF, The Scaffolding Association, The Scottish Construction Group, SNIPEF and the … Continued

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

masks needed

Face mask appeal from NHS

The NHS has asked SELECT Members and the wider industry for help in tracking down stocks of FFP3 face masks to help it combat the current coronavirus pandemic. NHS Procurement are looking to establish whether anyone has stocks of the masks and if they would be prepared to set them aside for the NHS. They are also looking to establish sources for … Continued

emergency lighting seminar

Emergency lighting seminar introduced

SELECT is delighted to announce the introduction of a new half-day seminar on emergency lighting. Introduced in response to Member demand, the course is recommended for anyone who is responsible for the maintenance of emergency lighting systems and the collating of relevant information on an emergency lighting log book. At the end of the course, … 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

Certificates of Membership

New Membership and Training certificates launched

SELECT has launched new Membership and Training certificates as part of an ongoing refresh of all print and digital material. The new-look Membership documents are designed to replace existing plastic cards, with a paper copy posted to each Member business once annual subscriptions are paid. A digital PDF version will also be emailed to each Member business for … Continued

Conflict Avoidance Pledge

SELECT signs up to Conflict Avoidance Pledge

SELECT has added its name to a growing campaign for more collaborative working by signing up to the Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP). A joint initiative by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Civil Engineers and other major professional bodies in the built environment, the Pledge aims to … 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

EuropeOn logo

SELECT plays its part as AIE becomes EuropeOn

After 65 years as AIE, the European Electrical Contractors’ Association has changed its name to EuropeOn, with SELECT playing its part in the transformation. The association has unveiled a new identity to reflect the electrical sector’s vital contribution to virtually all areas of European economy and society. And taking pride of place on its new-look website is an engaging animation which … Continued

New EV charging installation course to launch in 2020

SELECT is delighted to announce that it’s now working in partnership with Fife College to offer a new City & Guilds training course on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. The two-day course, which will begin in early 2020, aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain a better knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the installation … Continued