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A manifesto for our future


SELECT has issued its own manifesto ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, in which it makes a clarion call for a brighter, more efficient and more sustainable future for the electrotechnical sector. Entitled Creating a Brighter Future,


the manifesto makes a number of key declarations, asking the next Parliament to introduce: ●Protection of title to stamp out unqualified electrical workers ●Laws to make it illegal to carry out electrical work when unqualified ●Procurement based on quality, not best bids ●Timely payment and no retentions ●Recognition of the sector’s role in delivering a sustainable future. Among its focus on regulation


and renewables, the manifesto also emphasises the vital role that electrical professionals will have in delivering the next Scottish government’s plans for reduced energy use, climate change and other principal policy objectives. Alan Wilson, Managing Director of


SELECT, said: “As our ‘wish list’ for the next Scottish government, this manifesto reflects real needs, not aspirations, when it comes to the future of our industry, our economy and our country. “Ongoing feedback shows that the


sector wants, needs and demands the changes we are seeking.” Te manifesto will now be


Graphic gives you the facts


SELECT has launched a new infographic of quarterly statistics which shows the wide range of activity at the association. Hosted on the SELECT website, the


graphic will be updated every three months to show the latest developments in technical, training, membership, communications, employment and skills. Iain Mason, SELECT’s Director of


Membership and Communications, said: “Tis handy graphic is designed to show


the broad spectrum of work that the association carries out, as well as tracking progress in key areas. We hope it gives an informative insight into Scotland’s largest construction trade association, and helps Members and the wider industry see the ongoing support and guidance that everyone is working hard to deliver to help the industry through this challenging time.” See the infographic at www.select.org. uk/about-us/news


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distributed to candidates ahead of May’s elections.


the manifesto at bit.ly/


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