Electrical trade body raises the alarm on new fire and smoke detector regulations

A campaign to raise public awareness of new safety regulations affecting all homes has been launched by SELECT, Scotland’s leading trade body for the electrical industry.

Published 19 November 2019

Scottish Joint Industry Board celebrates 50 years of service

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a gala banquet at Edinburgh Castle later this week.

Published 18 November 2019

SELECT joins pre-election late payment campaign

Scotland’s electrical industry trade body for the SELECT has backed a new campaign by The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group that calls on all general election candidates to end late payment in the construction sector.

Published 15 November 2019

Historic Scottish electrical association celebrates 100 years at industry forefront

One of Scotland’s most revered electrical associations is marking its 100th anniversary as it seeks an injection of new blood from the industry’s younger professionals.

Published 12 November 2019

SELECT goes to Holyrood to keep safety at forefront of agenda amid political turmoil

Trade body SELECT is taking its campaign for regulation of the electrical industry to the Scottish Parliament this week in a bid to keep the issue firmly in the public eye.

Published 11 November 2019

Scottish electricians raise over £5,000 for industry charity

SELECT, the trade body for electrical professionals in Scotland, has raised more than £5,000 for the UK’s leading charity devoted to those working within the industry.

Published 31 October 2019

SELECT: Major European report emphasises need for Protection of Title for electrical professionals

The head of Scotland’s largest trade association has highlighted a major European report on the importance of electricians to an increasingly digital-dependent society which strongly reinforces the sector’s campaign for recognition of electricians as a profession.

Published 21 October 2019

Worthy winners recognised at 2019 SELECT Awards ceremony

In a year in which the Scottish electrical industry took another historic step towards being recognised as a profession, the country’s largest trade association paid tribute to the sector’s leading talent, drive and enterprise last week.

Published 15 October 2019

No-deal CPR guidance welcomed by SELECT

New advice that confirms how Construction Products Regulation (CPR) could be affected by a no-deal Brexit has been welcomed by Scotland’s largest trade association SELECT.

Published 9 October 2019

Scottish Joint Industry Board warns of 'cowboy' electricians

Fiona Harper, secretary of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), has said that stricter regulations within the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on the economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety.

Published 20 September 2019

Industry bodies call for electrician regulation consultation ‘sooner rather than later’

Senior industry figures have welcomed a pledge to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians but have called on the Scottish Government to make it happen soon.

Published 11 September 2019

BESCA and SELECT collaborate on electrical contractor competence scheme

Scotland’s electrical contractors’ trade association SELECT is to collaborate with BESCA to allow its electrical contractor members to apply for membership of the BESCA Competent Person Scheme (CPS).

Published 9 September 2019

Three new arrivals join SELECT

Scotland’s electrical contractor trade body SELECT has welcomed three more new colleagues to The Walled Garden as it continues to refine and expand its many member services.

Published 6 September 2019

Dave Forrester: Lightning doesn’t strike twice – but once is often enough

Dave Forrester of SELECT discusses recent thunder and lightning storms that have been affecting Edinburgh and the Lothians and gives tips on how to protect your gadgets at home and at work that could be affected by surges.

Published 30 August 2019

Four more politicians back electrical industry regulation campaign

Four more politicians have become the latest high-profile figures to back SELECT’s long-running campaign for recognition of electricians as a profession.

Published 15 August 2019