Toolbox Talks enter their fourth year on a high note

SELECT, the trade body for Scotland’s electro-technical sector whose member companies account for over 90% of all electrical installation work carried out in Scotland will launch the popular toolbox tour for 2016 in the Tweed Horizons Business Centre in Newton St Boswells, near Melrose on Monday 9th of May.

It will then tour nationally, from Shetland to Lanarkshire, concluding at the Caladh Inn, Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, on Wednesday 29th of June.

This year’s Toolbox Talks has expanded to twelve dates to cover increased demand, and a full listing, with booking information, is available at

Since inception in 2013, uptake for the Toolbox Talks has been ever-increasing – all driven by SELECT’s expert technical team, and with contributions from experts in other relevant both from SELECT members in the electrical contracting industry and interested parties.

Alan Wilson, SELECT’s head of communications and members services, said: ‘We have been blown away by the interest in the Toolbox Talks events, now entering its fourth year.’

‘What I find most satisfying is that it’s a mix of skilled contractors wanting to keep up with their craft, and those in related fields looking to stay up to date with the best of the contracting industry.’

Topics covered at the Toolbox Talks this year include: Safe Isolation and Periodic Inspection and Testing, under BS 7671, and the completion of Electrical Installation Condition Reports.

Dave Forrester, SELECT’s head of technical services, said: ‘The events are structured to provide detailed technical information and guidance which we hope our members will find useful.’

Members also have the opportunity to meet the various sponsors for the Toolbox Talks – including Aico, SJIB, Hager, M2, Megger, SECTT, Thin Red Line Products, Wiska and Wylex.

SELECT members have a collective turnover of more than £1 billion and provide employment for more than 15,000 people.

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