Scottish electricians raise over £5,000 for electrical industry charity

The Scottish electricians Award Ceremony

More than £5,000 has been raised by Scottish electricians SELECT, the trade body for electrical professionals in Scotland, for the UK’s leading charity devoted to those working within the industry – Electrical Industries Charity. A charity which provides practical support services and financial relief to the 1.3 million people who work throughout the UK in […]

SELECT prepares to mark another successful year

Dave Forrester a worker at SELECT

A year of successful campaigning on behalf of Scotland’s professional electricians will be marked at the 107th AGM (next month)(June 5, 2019) of SELECT, the trade body for the electrotechnical industry in the country. SELECT’s long-running campaign for Protection of Title for electricians has gained a high profile in the Scottish Parliament over the year and […]

MSP Clare Adamson backs campaign to regulate electricians

Clare Adamson the backer for Electrical Safety

Clare Adamson, Convener of Holyrood’s Cross Party Group on Accident Prevention and Safety has become the latest member of the Scottish Parliament to back the campaign to regulate electricians for Electrical Safety and supports SELECT, the electrotechnical trade association, for raising awareness by campaigning for recognition of Electricians as a Profession. Clare, who is the MSP […]

SELECT welcomes Bill to Regulate Electricians

A SELECT electrician fitting a plug

Introduction of a Member’s Bill aimed at regulating the profession of electricians has been welcomed by SELECT, Scotland’ electrotechnical trade association. Last week, Scottish Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston began the process by introducing a Member’s Bill to the Scottish Parliament as a first step towards the regulating the profession of electrician. Alan Wilson, Acting […]

SELECT ramps up number of EV charging points at its HQ

SELECT ramps up number of EV charging points at its HQ

As the electric vehicle revolution gathers pace, SELECT, the trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, is leading by example by ramping up the installation of EV charging points at its headquarters. The campaigning organisation has added another four fast charge spaces at the Walled Garden on the Bush Estate, bringing the total number […]

SELECT welcomes BSI’s agreement on post-Brexit European standards

SELECT manager Dave

SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, has welcomed the approval last week (November 23) of a plan which secures full post-Brexit membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) within European Standards Organisations (ESOs). The decision, taken separately by ESOs CEN and CENELEC, means the BSI, UK industry and other stakeholders […]

SELECT president Kevin Griffin recognised at fire and safety ceremony 

SELECT president Kevin Griffin stood next to SELECT van

Kevin Griffin, SELECT’s president was this year’s recipient of The Ian Marsh Award, which recognises individuals who demonstrate enthusiasm and selfless concern for the fire and emergency systems industry. The award was made on behalf of the Fire and Security Association at the IFSEC’s ‘Security and Fire Excellence Awards’ held on November 21.  Kevin’s long […]

Electricians’ campaign top of the agenda at Scottish Parliament debate

Alan Wilson parliament campaign

The long-running campaign by SELECT, the electrotechnical trade association, which is also backed by the Scottish Joint Industry Board (The SJIB) and Unite the Union, for recognition of Electricians as a Profession achieved a major milestone last week (Oct 25) when the issue was debated in the Scottish Parliament. In a wide-ranging discussion, MSPs from all […]