SELECT president issues rogue trader alert

The president of Scotland’s largest trade association said regulation of the electrical industry is essential to prevent the “incompetent and downright dangerous” workmanship that its members encounter on a regular basis.

Published 19 October 2021

Urgent alert issued over sub-standard heat, smoke and carbon monoxide products

Electrical trade association SELECT has joined the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) to warn that all heat, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms being fitted under new legislation must comply with the relevant product standards.

Published 7 October 2021

Video launched to raise awareness of new heat and smoke alarm standard 

Electrical trade body SELECT has launched a new public safety campaign to help the public and electrical contractors prepare for the new heat and smoke alarm regulations being introduced across Scotland next February.

Published 29 September 2021

Engineering alliance issues urgent climate warning to world leaders

Two Scottish trade associations have issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow for COP26 in six weeks time, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”. 

Published 20 September 2021

Unqualified electricians must be regulated to avoid a tragedy, SELECT MD tells radio listeners  

People’s lives are being put at risk from electrical work carried out by unqualified or incompetent “electricians”, the managing director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has told national radio. 

Published 13 September 2021

Construction industry needs 'certainty and momentum’ to meet low-carbon challenge 

The managing director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association has said “certainty and momentum” are the key ingredients if the industry is to successfully build on the outcome of the upcoming COP26 summit. 

Published 8 September 2021

Experienced electrical professional Bob Cairney steps up as director of technical services at SELECT

Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has further enhanced the quality of its technical operation with the appointment of Bob Cairney as its new director of technical services.

Published 2 September 2021

Retentions 'disproportionately penalise small businesses', SELECT tells UK-wide radio audience

The managing director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT took to the airwaves last week to tell thousands of tradespeople across the UK that retentions “disproportionately penalise small businesses” in the construction industry. 

Published 30 August 2021

New CICV Forum video urges workers to keep safe amid easing restrictions

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has issued another in its series of engaging advice videos, reminding workers how to keep themselves and others safe as the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

Published 12 August 2021

Engineering bodies pitch sector as worthwhile career to new generation

School leavers and other young people are being urged to consider engineering careers with the launch of a campaign that highlights the sector's offer of a chance to tackle the climate crisis and provide better living and working conditions for their communities.

Published 11 August 2021

EuropeOn and MSP Martin Whitfield add names to SELECT Wall of Support

International trade body EuropeOn and Martin Whitfield MSP have become the latest high-profile names to back the campaign for regulation of the electrical industry being spearheaded by SELECT. 

Published 5 August 2021

Working group unveils recommendations for cash retentions reform

A Scottish Government working group has recommended a list of reforms to the outdated practice of cash retentions to protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies.

Published 29 July 2021

SELECT widens remit of its Local Authority Forum

Scotland's electrical sector is expanding the remit and membership of its influential Local Authority Forum.

Published 20 July 2021

SELECT: Single Certificate will simplify verification, boost efficiency and improve standards

Construction trade association SELECT has welcomed the introduction of a new Single Certificate of Construction which is designed to help simplify the process of certification.

Published 5 July 2021

SELECT opens Wall of Support to industry contributors

Campaigning trade association SELECT has welcomed a number of new additions to its Wall of Support which promotes its ongoing crusade for regulation of the electrical industry.

Published 17 June 2021