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In-depth technical videos and live Q&A webinars are being planned for later this year as our Toolbox Talks 2021 move online. With physical events still not

possible, our Technical team is busy developing digital methods to answer questions and keep Members updated. Practical, technical fi lms are being created on the following topics: ●Cable sizing, including considerations where thermal insulation may aff ect current carrying capability ●Domestic ventilation requirements ●Energy effi ciency, smart technology and carbon reduction ●Proposed changes in Amendment 2 of BS 7671: 2018. T ese videos will be made available

exclusively for Members. Live Q&A sessions are also being

planned for May and June, during which Technical Advisers will answer questions and discuss technical issues with Members in special webinars. Dates for these sessions will be announced in due course. Director of Technical Services, Dave

Forrester, said: “T e topics for our online videos have been developed in response to Member feedback as we are always keen to address the most relevant electrical issues of the moment and would welcome any other ideas for subjects. “We would also encourage

Members to submit questions in advance for our Q&A sessions.”

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ngoing COVID-19 measures meant that the fi rst Branch Updates of 2021 were again held online via webinar. All eight get-togethers were successfully

delivered via GoTo Meeting, with a quiz on safe isolation provided by Technical Advisers Keith Hagan, Stuart McKelvie, Mark McLaughin, Neil Sim and Darren Sweeney.

All those taking part were entered in a prize draw to win a Di-LOG CombiVolt 2 690V Proving Kit worth £169. The winner, chosen at random, was Douglas McSporran of SELECT Member fi rm John McSporran Ltd in Paisley. Updates on SELECT activity were also

delivered by the Directors of Function and Presidential Team, with Training

Offi cers providing the latest news from the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT). Following feedback from our recent

survey, Members were also encouraged to submit questions in advance to help the discussion on the night. These included a number of technical queries on topics including surge protection devices, Electrical Installation Condition Reports and thermal insulation. The answers to some of these questions can be found on pages 37-40.

Each Branch Update also included an AGM, during which branch offi cers and committee representatives were elected. Only one change was made, with Donnie Calder taking over from Alistair Grant as Chair of the Inverness and North of Scotland Branch at the meeting on 11 March. Alistair now becomes Branch

NEW MEMBERS Eight fi rms have become SELECT Members since 1 February 2021

Smillie Electrical Services, Ayrshire

Advanced Electrical Services (Scot) Ltd, Glasgow & West of Scotland

Miller Electrical Services, Inverness & North of Scotland

PFMS Facilities Ltd, Lanarkshire

Stuart Penrose Electrical Services Ltd, Edinburgh & South East Scotland

Electro Services Ltd, Edinburgh & South East Scotland

Gary Cairns Electrical, Edinburgh & South East Scotland

Steven Brindle Electrical Ltd, Inverness & North of Scotland

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