SELECT donates £1,000 to Tayside Health Fund COVID-19 Appeal

The Tayside branch of SELECT, the campaigning trade organisation for Scotland’s electro-technical industry, has made a generous £1,000 donation to the NHS Tayside Charity Fund’s COVID-19 Appeal.

Published 19 June 2020

Industry bodies welcome ministerial support for certification as construction industry returns to work

As the construction industry in Scotland continues its increasingly proactive return to work, influential bodies across the sector have welcomed a ministerial intervention in support of vital certification schemes.

Published 18 June 2020

Trade and professional bodies praised for standing up for members during pandemic

SELECT president Kevin Griffin has praised the remarkable way in which construction trade and professional associations have stepped up to the plate to protect members’ interests during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 12 June 2020

SELECT welcomes new VAT postponement

The campaigning trade organisation for Scotland’s electrotechnical industry has welcomed the UK Government’s further postponement of the planned VAT reverse charge scheme.

Published 8 June 2020

SJIB launches online service for ECS health safety and environmental assessments

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) has launched a new digital service to allow the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) health, safety and environmental assessment to be taken and completed online.

Published 3 June 2020

Construction body issues new safety guide for apprentices preparing to return to college

As Scotland’s colleges and training centres discuss reopening, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has helped develop a new set of guidelines designed to keep staff and apprentices safe.

Published 2 June 2020

Construction sector welcomes long-awaited return to work but further clarity sought

The first tentative steps to get the construction sector in Scotland back to work have been widely supported by the industry but also met with calls for much-needed clarity of exactly what a phased return entails.

Published 22 May 2020

SELECT offers ‘significant discount’ to membership fees

SELECT has given much-needed financial support to its members to help ease some of the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 13 May 2020

New key worker signage issued to help protect contractors

SELECT is distributing new protective signage to help members carrying out emergency and essential electrical work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 11 May 2020

SELECT electrician regulation campaign gains more political support

Almost one third of Scotland’s MSPs have now given their support to SELECT’s campaign for regulating the profession of electrician after two more politicians added their names to the electrical trade body’s Wall of Support.

Published 7 May 2020

SELECT to help Scottish Government group looking at post-COVID future of construction industry

Scotland’s electrical industry trade body SELECT has joined with other vital certification scheme providers to work with the Scottish Government to identify and address issues during the COVID-19 lockdown and develop a strategy for the future.

Published 4 May 2020

SELECT shows support for nation’s carers in new film

Staff and office bearers at the electrical trade association SELECT have saluted the work of the NHS and key workers by putting their hands together in a new film for the weekly ‘Clap for our Carers’ event.

Published 24 April 2020

Sector welcomes relief for construction’s self-employed

Support measures for those who are self-employed and hit by the coronavirus outbreak have been roundly welcomed by the construction sector, albeit with a degree of caution.

Published 27 March 2020

Fiona Harper: COVID-19 and working uncertainty

SELECT director of employment and skills Fiona Harper on the ongoing uncertainty around construction working practices.

Published 25 March 2020

Construction bodies form coronavirus forum to call for urgent help for firms

A group of respected construction industry bodies has issued a joint call for a number of simple actions which it claims the Scottish Government could introduce immediately to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus.

Published 23 March 2020