Select announces tour for Toolbox Talks

The Select Toolbox Talks Tour 2019 is set to hit the road. An annual event since 2013, the Toolbox Talks Tour is one of the most keenly anticipated events amongst the members of Scotland’s electrotechnical industry.

Aimed at electrical professionals across Scotland, the tour, which will visit 12 venues, is the focus point for technical presentations dealing with up-to-the-minute matters of interest to the widest possible number of trade professionals.

Topics aimed at addressing contemporary issues of concern to Scotland’s electrical professionals will this year be:

Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems in Dwellings. An amendment to BS 5839-6 this year brings changes to standards for fire detection and fire alarm systems. In Scotland, further changes are coming due to the extension of the tolerable standard and updated guidance on the repairing standard that will see the introduction of enhanced fire safety requirements across Scotland’s housing stock.

RCD Selection in accordance with Chapter 53 of BS 7671:2018. An overview of RCD types, correct selection and selectivity to ensure correct levels of circuit and individual protection. In this topic, Select will cover which circuits require RCD protection and the types of RCD protection.

Building Standards in Scotland: an update. Following the review into Building and Fire Safety Regulations across the UK, Select will look at what changes to expect in Scotland as the full recommendations from the Dame Judith Hackitt report are implemented. It will also report on an important change to the way Certificates of Construction are accessed and completed.

Going by Select’s experience in the recent past, the free-to-attend events are expected to attract large audiences of directors and managers, company owners, qualified electricians and apprentices.

The 2019 Toolbox Talk Tour kicks off at The Walled Garden in Edinburgh today (May 7).

The other dates and venues are as follows:

Borders, Tweed Horizons, Wednesday 8 May

Dundee, Apex HotelTuesday 14 May

Glasgow, Hampden ParkWednesday 15 May

Dumfries, Easterbrook HallTuesday 21 May

Ayrshire, The GailesWednesday 22 May

Inverness, Tulloch StadiumTuesday 28 May

Aberdeen, Pittodrie StadiumWednesday 29 May

Oban, The Wide Mouth FrogTuesday 11 June

Isle of Islay, The Bridgend, Wednesday 12 June

Orkney, The Pickaquory CentreTuesday 18 June

Shetland, The Lerwick HotelWednesday 19 June

Dave Forrester, SELECT’s Head of Technical Services, says, “Every professional needs to keep up-to-date with their skills and knowledge, and Toolbox Talks are designed to bring the latest developments into focus.”

As well as the technical presentations, the events feature a small scale exhibition, which this year will feature Select, SJIB, Megger, Martindale, Aurora Lighting, KSR Lighting, AICO, Scolmore, Wylex, Electrical Industries Charity, and SECTT.

Select is Scotland’s largest trade association. Its members have a collective turnover of more than £1 billion and provide employment for more than 15,000 people. Its member companies account for over 90% of all electrical installation work carried out in Scotland.

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