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Associate Members deliver boost for our Training and Technical teams

Generous donations welcomed from two of our Associate Members


Steve Conn, Bob Cairney and Leon Wong at handover of the EV unit

One of the most pleasing aspects of our Associate Membership scheme has been the close relationship we’ve developed with leading manufacturers that has seen them support the association in a number of ways.


Luceco Group continued this close relationship by recently donating an electric vehicle (EV) charging unit for the new SELECT training course that’s currently being piloted.


Representatives from the Associate Member visited SELECT HQ last month to deliver a BG SyncEV charging station for use by our Technical team.


The 7.4kW unit will now be used as an integral part of the new SELECT course.


“We are delighted to be able to continue our excellent partnership with SELECT by donating this EV charging unit”

Bob Cairney, Director of Technical Services, said: “We are extremely grateful to Luceco Group for this generous donation, which will help with our practical demonstrations of charging units to Members and other delegates.


“This is another example of our excellent relationship with Luceco, who are already sponsoring our President’s Cup golf day and were also a key supporter of the 2023 Toolbox Talks and last year’s inaugural President’s Lunch.”


The Type 2 unit was handed over by Luceco Area Sales Manager Steve Conn and EVCP Business Development Manager Leon Wong during a visit to The Walled Garden on 10 July, during which the duo also demonstrated the unit’s many features.


Leon said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our excellent partnership with SELECT by donating this EV charging unit.


“The BG SyncEV Wall Charger 1 is perfect for demonstrations and training courses as it’s quick and easy to install and set up, with a host of intuitive modern features that are simple to use for both consumers and contractors.”


Packed with smart technology, BG SyncEV charging stations comply with all EV smart charge point regulations and offer quick and easy installation, with UK-based technical support.


With full smart functionality via the app, the stations offer configurable charging up to 7.4 kW (32A), with optional dynamic charging.


Thanks to the integrated open PEN conductor protection, no earth rod is required, and the integrated type A 30mA RCD with 6mA DC protection means they’re safe too.


Seven models are available – five socket and two tethered – including the recently launched Wall Charger 2 Three Phase 22kW model.

 

Bruce Findlay, Shaun Harrison and Stuart McKelvie

MOBILE TEST BOARD SPEC

  • Elucian consumer unit

  • Six 2-gang double pole 13A socket-outlets

  • 45A cooker outlet plate

  • 45A DP SW+13A DP SW socket and neons

  • Ceiling rose

  • 1-gang D/P 20A water heater switch with neon

  • 20A Flex outlet plate

  • 1-gang 2-way 10A plate switch

  • 1-GANG and 2-gang 35MM deep spring action fast fit dry lining box.


 


Passing the test


Our second donation saw a visit from Scolmore Group, who completed the official handover of six new mobile test boards to our Training department.


Regional Sales Manager Shaun Harrison dropped into The Walled Garden on 13 July to deliver the new rigs, which will be used in-house and at courses around Scotland.


The boards were made live by SELECT Technical Adviser Bruce Findlay, who was also on hand to run through the technology with Training Development Adviser Stuart McKelvie.


Bruce said: “We saw similar boards during an Electrotechnical Committee visit to the Sangamo facility in Gourock earlier this year, where they were being used to show off Scolmore products.


“We were so impressed we asked if something similar could be produced to enhance our training experience and provide a more portable solution for our teams and Scolmore were only too happy to oblige. The results are fantastic – the rigs’ mobility and compliance with the latest version of BS 7671 means they will now be used across Scotland during our initial verification and periodic inspection and testing training courses.”


“The results are fantastic – the rigs’ mobility and compliance with the latest version of BS 7671 means they will now be used across Scotland”

Shaun said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our ongoing partnership with SELECT by donating these six test rigs, which have been specifically designed and built with premium Scolmore Group products.”


As well as an Elucian consumer unit, each of the high integrity boards is fitted with a back board that slides in and out for easy wiring access. The consumer unit has also been left with spare ways to populate with AFDDs and RCBOs in the future.


Jenny Cryans, Training Manager at SELECT, said: “We are extremely grateful to Scolmore Group for this generous donation, which will help us continue to deliver our training courses using the latest high-quality equipment.


“Along with Shaun, we would like to thank Alex Seath and Ian Wright at Scolmore Group for their ongoing cooperation.”



Further information about both products can be found at www.syncev.co.uk and www.scolmore.com

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