Members who missed

the live versions of our recent online Toolbox Talks can watch them again on our dedicated YouTube channel. Held via Teams webinar

in June and July, this year’s digital sessions were designed to answer some of the topical issues raised by Members during conversations with Technical Advisers and in recent calls to our Technical Helpline. Te first live session

was held on Wednesday 23 June, during which Training and Development Adviser Malcolm Duncan discussed cable calculation and answered Member questions on other topical technical matters. Watch it again Te second session on

Wednesday 30 June was held in partnership with Prysmian Group, and saw Martyn Corbishley discuss the changes to clause 11 of BS 8519:2020, which deals with cable selection. Watch it again at Te final live session

on Wednesday 7 July saw Technical Standards Adviser Bob Cairney discuss the rise of hot tubs and home offices during lockdown and answer related questions from Members. Watch it again Director of Technical

Services Dave Forrester said: “Feedback was extremely positive for all three events.”

A Card is a winner

s part of its ongoing rollout of online grade card applications, the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) has introduced the new Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card.

The new card is for operatives and managers who have further education or higher education electrotechnical qualifications that do not fit the standard industry-recognised electrotechnical occupations. Like other Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) cards, it can be applied for using a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone via the dedicated ECS Card portal, which was launched by the SJIB in May. Fiona Harper, Director of Employment and Skills at SELECT and The Secretary of the SJIB, said: “We are delighted to introduce this new AQP card as one of the options offered by the ECS Card portal. “The portal has proved very successful so far and will help make things quicker and easier for SELECT Members and the wider industry. We will keep listening to feedback and add further resources as they are needed.” To be eligible for the new card, applicants

must hold an electrical engineering degree or a further education qualification in an electrotechnical discipline at SCQF Level 8 or 7, e.g. an HND or HNC. They must also have completed the ECS Health, Safety and

Website is nearly here

SELECT’s new website is almost ready for launch, with final checks and testing being carried out. Te new site – which is

scheduled to go live in September – has a clean, fresh look, with improved navigation, easy-to-follow


sections, updated shop and dedicated MY SELECT area for Members. A new SELECT TV section will also offer a range of technical, commercial and employment videos. Details of the launch will

be revealed on our social media channels and e-newsletter soon.

Environmental Assessment within the last 30 months, or hold a valid approved exemption. Applicants will have the opportunity to select one of the following specialisms which will appear on the AQP card: ● Electrical Engineer (Power) ● Electrical Engineer (Control) ● Electrical Engineer (Instrumentation) ● Electrical Engineer (Communications) ● Electrical Engineer (Systems) ● Electrical Engineer (Electronics) ● Electrical Engineer (Building Services) ● Electrical Engineer (Environmental) The new card follows the successful Phase 1 of the new service which means cards can now be applied for, renewed and upgraded online in the following specialist areas: ● Electrotechnical – Electrician, Approved Electrician, Technician Electrician, Electrical Labourer and Operative ● ECS Related Discipline – Field Engineer, Equipment Installer, Aerial and Satellite Engineer and Control Systems Engineer ● Management – ECS Site Support, ECS Manager including Electrical Site Manager, Electrical Contract Manager, Site Manager, Project Manager and Contract Manager. Using the portal is quick and easy, with applicants guided through a simple step-by-step process. More details can be found and the portal itself can be accessed at ECS-portal

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