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We are in the final stages of updating our SELECT Certs Software and the 18th Edition Certification will be available on this package by the end of October 2018.

Labour Market Intelligence Research for the Electrotechnical Industry – please take part!

SELECT in partnership with TESP is launching a new Labour Market Intelligence survey and we would appreciate your participation so that we can gather as much insight from electrical contractors as possible. The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is a not-for-profit industry partnership formed by SELECT (and the SJIB), the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Joint … Continued

Powering up – AIE elects new President and Board

SELECT is a member of the AIE, (the European Association for Electrical Contractors (AIE) which represents the interests of electrical contractors from 15 different countries at EU-level. The AIE works as a network to exchange information and best practices for electrical contractors between its members and to inform policy makers to ensure all electricity is installed safely … Continued

Payment and Retentions: Where we are and where we might be going

The Scottish Adjudication Society is holding an event on Thursday 27th September ( 5.30 pm for a  6.00 pm start) in the MacRoberts offices (“Capella”, 60 York Street, Glasgow, G2 8JX) on the very important subjects of payment and retentions. The key speaker is Professor Rudi Klein, Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, who will … Continued

Trade associations appointed to lead on future skills development

SELECT, in conjunction with The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and SNIPEF, the plumbing federation, have created a joint body called BSE Skills Ltd, which has just been appointed to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. This sets an historic precedent as it is the first … Continued

SELECT message on regulating the electrical industry hits the airwaves

SELECT was able to make it’s case on the importance of regulating the electrical industry on yesterday’s BBC Radio Scotland’s lunchtime show, hosted by Ken MacDonald. Alan Wilson, SELECT’s Head of Membership and Communications spoke about the dangers of using unqualified “electricians” to carry out work and issues over the latent defects which could lie undisturbed for years. … Continued

SELECT unveils nominees for 2018 awards

Innovative and competitive electrical companies from across Scotland have been revealed to be in the running for coveted prizes in the Scottish electrotechnical industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony. Entries for the awards came from electrical businesses from all parts of Scotland who operate both within their local communities and in the wider country, offering first-class … Continued

SELECT welcomes new Chair of Local Authority Building Standards Scotland

SELECT has welcomed the appointment of James Whiteford as Chair of Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS), the organisation representing building standards verifiers in Scotland. Mr Whiteford, who is the Lead Building Standards Surveyor (West) for Scottish Borders Council, took the reins from Dave Aitken, Team Leader Building Standards Dundee City Council, at the organisation’s … Continued