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Brief Introduction

Previously EEESafe’s CEO had worked for a Charity in the Reuse and Repair Sector for over 15 years.

He discovered many things that prevent some great reuse and repair organisations from doing a better job helping their own communities. Waste Prevention was and still is too costly, and doesn’t fully benefit the communities where waste arises.

In particular, Electrical Appliance Repairs had no 3rd Party Competent Persons independent scheme or standard to provide consumers with assurances they deserve. Many are left with household dangers due to incompetency and a distinct lack of the right depth of knowledge of how an Appliance works.

Whilst they are good practices, PAT Testing does not make an appliance safe to use and nor does Function Testing.  Even UK Government says EEESafe is Safer than minimum level required for Reuse and Repair of Electrical Appliance Reuse. UK Government even accept that the Skills of an Electrician are not directly transferable to Appliance Repairs. Proven depth of knowledge is part of being EEESafe Registered, including as well as evidence of the right insurance.  Consumers need a recognised brand, free from rogues and monitored independently.  If an independent Refurbisher or Repairer doesn’t know what they’re looking for, then they can easily miss dangers that could cause serious accidents and fires.

Additionally, with no system to ensure Product Recalls were monitored on a 24/7 basis, we felt we had to take action. Product Recalls are a known Fire Risk and research shows that 80% of all recalls are unknown.

We love Reuse and Repair and because of the dangers in a lack of regulation and standards on Electrical Reuse, EEESafe was put in place.

So we’ve put together solutions to help all stakeholders. We are currently promoted by the UK Fire Service and the Insurance Sector and we talk with government on Social Justice, Waste Prevention and Climate change matters. We are even promoted in Local Authorities particularly through our National Appliance Safety Register, which is also available to households.

If you are a Charity, Landlord, Housing Association, Community Group or an Appliance Repair business then we invite you to work with us. We have many ways of helping you achieve your objectives and provide revenue streams during the process.

Why Choose EEE Safe

Competent Persons in the Local Community and New Jobs

We want EEESafe Domestic Appliance Technicians (DAT’s) or Community Repairers to be based on Housing Estates, and Domestic Appliance Repairers (DAR’s) to be your first choice for Appliance Repairs in a workshop. This Competence based Register of Technicians, with consumer support, will hopefully become your repairer of choice if one or more of your priorities are swayed by the social, environmental and educational benefits of using them. We can offer a Community Training Programme to a safe standard and engage Local Authorities and Housing Associations to help deliver new Jobs and provide increased repair work to existing Appliance Repairers who join the standard.

Caring for and Building your Community

Large Domestic Appliances disappeared from local help groups from 2007 due to the EU’s Weee Directive. Where Charities and Support groups used to help out, they can do so no longer because Manufacturers Producer Compliance Schemes took them away to feed their large companies and create jobs in other parts of the Country. So all local communities lost out on job opportunities and social outcomes that helped the local people. We lost touch with each other and the struggle many people had locally, just got worse. Many of these groups then received hundreds of letters asking for free donations of these items to help needy people, but there were none available.

Safety Standards and Climate Change

We are transitioning to a new world through the pressures of disappearing earth resources, climate change and lower energy demands. The challenge lies before us as we learn to live sustainably for future generations. Therefore it means fixing things more and we need to keep out rogue repairers who overcharge, don’t fully understand the circuitry and consequently leave high risk of fire and accidents in homes. In 2011/12 there were 2000 Fires directly caused by faulty Large Domestic Appliances. It can only get worse without giving Consumers a Brand they can Trust and delivers on so many other local benefits.

Low Cost Appliances and Ethical Purchasing

If you are buying a New Appliance then we would love it if you would purchase using our Retail Partner the Co-op Electrical. Why? because they have agreed not to remove the old Appliance from the Community and leave it for us to find a Competent Repairer and offer a low cost Appliance. Doing this, you will be helping us to do our job and you could be helping family, friends or just someone who needs help in your community. You’ll also be helping to ensure the item will be less likely to go up in flames from being repaired by someone who is not proven competent by a separate Standards Organisation, such as EEESafe.

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