Curtain up on 2018 Toolbox Talks Tour

The SELECT Toolbox Talks Tour is about to go on the road. One of our most keenly anticipated events is once again gearing up to visit SELECT members across the country.

Twelve venues, from the Islands to the Borders, will be the focus point for technical presentations dealing with up-to-the-minute matters of interest to the widest possible number of trade professionals.

Each year sees increasing numbers of members signing up for their local event and registration is now open online at

The events, which are free to SELECT members, are expected to attract large audiences of directors and managers, company owners as well as employees and apprentices.

Alan Wilson, SELECT’s Head of Communications and Member Services, said: “Our Toolbox Talks are hotly-anticipated annual events in Scotland, with interest and numbers attending growing year on year.

“Our technical team, along with industry partners including the SJIB, SECTT and many more, have put together a fascinating programme which covers the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations which come into force next year as well as the dangers of arc faults.”

Toolbox Talks will kick off this year at The Walled Garden in Edinburgh on 8 May. Other venues are:

Borders, Tweed Horizons, 9 May; Dundee, Apex Hotel, 15 May; Glasgow, Hampden Park, 16 May; Dumfries, Cairndale Hotel, 22 May; Kilmarnock, Rugby Park, 23 May;  Inverness, Tulloch Stadium, 29 May; Aberdeen,  Pittodrie Stadium, 30 May; Oban, The Wide Mouth Frog, 13 June; Isle of Lewis, Stornoway, Caladh Inn, 14 June; Orkney, Pickaquory Centre, 20 June; and Shetland, The Lerwick Hotel, 21 June.

Dave Forrester, SELECT’s Head of Technical Services, said: “Every professional needs to keep up to date with their skills and knowledge and Toolbox Talks are designed to bring the latest developments into focus.”

As well as the technical presentations, the events feature a small scale exhibition, which this year will feature,  Megger, Pike & Bambridge, Martindale, Linian, Lutron, Scolmore Group, Wylex, Thin Red Line, Aico, Enlite and ECIC.

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