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SELECT donates safe isolation posters and toolbox cards to help keep apprentices safe

left to right -  David Henderson, Bob Cairney and Barrie McKay at Cambuslang Assessment Centre on 18 March.

Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, is distributing posters and handy toolbox-sized safe isolation flowcharts to remind apprentices and adult trainees of correct working practices.

The campaigning electrical body is currently handing out Ten Steps to Safe Isolation posters to all 22 training centres used by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), to be displayed prominently as a reminder of how to work safely.

Smaller durable versions, designed to fit handily into toolboxes, are also being made available to all 2,669 electrical apprentices and adult trainees currently training in Scotland.

Running under the banner ‘Work dead safely: Stay alive’, the posters and cards have been adapted from the range of safe isolation materials launched by SELECT in January 2021.

The first resources were handed over to David Henderson, SECTT Assessment Centre Manager at Cambuslang, on Friday 18 March, by Bob Cairney, SELECT’s Director of Technical Services.

David said: “These resources will help reinforce the importance of safe isolation for all apprentices and adult trainees and we will be encouraging all learners to include the toolbox cards as part of their day-to-day kit.”

Bob added: “It’s vital that apprentices learn about safe isolation at the start of their career so good practice becomes second nature and helps keeps them, and others, safe. We hope these resources will be a constant reminder of the need to work dead safely and stay alive.”

The remaining posters and cards will now be distributed to the 21 Approved Centres around Scotland by Barrie Mckay, Training and Development Manager at SECTT, with the help of SECTT Training Officers.

Barrie said: “We are grateful to SELECT for producing and sharing these essential resources, which should be a central part of every apprentice’s toolbox.”

The cards will also be handed out at SELECT’s upcoming Toolbox Talks in May and June, and posters are also available for Members on request.

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