Dates set for Toolbox Talks

SBBN Toolbox Talks
SBBN Toolbox Talks

SELECT’s Toolbox Talks programme, which comprises practical and popular events for dissemination of the latest technological information to the widest possible number of electro-technical trade professionals is set to get under way as venues and dates are announced for 2016.

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 on Monday, 9th of May.

A second date at the Cairndale Hotel, in Dumfries, on Wednesday, 1st of June has been added to cater for the demand for Toolbox Talks in the South of Scotland.

Since their inception in 2013, support for the Toolbox Talks has been ever-increasing, with demand for places at the Talks - all delivered by SELECT’s expert technical team, and with contributions from experts in other relevant fields - now running into the hundreds. Participants include both SELECT member in the electrical contracting industry and other interested parties.

Alan Wilson, SELECT’s Head of Communications and Members Services, said: “We have been astounded by the apparent interest in the Toolbox Talks events programme which is now entering its fourth year.

“What I find most satisfying is that audiences are invariably 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 had 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.