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Contractors are being reminded not to disturb existing social alarm systems when installing new interlinked heat, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in domestic properties. The alert comes after reports of some devices for vulnerable people being removed during the fitting of new systems to compl

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Scotland's electrical sector is expanding the remit and membership of its influential Local Authority Forum to include housing associations, universities and NHS estates. Trade association SELECT, which runs the Forum, said the ambitious recalibration will help the Forum deliver its collec

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New fire safety regulations under consideration by the UK Government could undermine existing qualifications that currently ensure contractors are qualified and competent to carry out work in their field, the trade body for Scotland’s electrical industry has warned. In its response to the &lsq

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Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has urged landlords across the country to ensure all repairs or upgrades meet required standards and are carried out by accredited professionals, whilst also calling for more to be done to enforce those standards to ensure properties are safe for

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SELECT, the campaigning trade body for Scotland's electrical sector, has urged private landlords to remember that five-yearly electrical checks will become mandatory from 1 December 2015. The issue of electrical safety has been an important topic for landlords since Scottish Government statistics ha

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