EEESafe Labels denote that a White Goods Appliance Repair has been completed by a Registered Competent person and put on the National Appliance Safety Register. The other label is for EEESafe Refurbhisment outlets who take Large Appliances in for refurbishment to prevent waste, where they can also be sold online through an online local community shop that receives Community Currency and Cash Donations
Consumers can now recognise Appliances that have been prevented from becoming waste, and repaired by the UK’s first UK’s Competent Persons Register Scheme called EEESafe DATs (Domestic Appliance Technician)
Its not just safety, but it’s about retaining the older appliances in the local community, so that it will serve to help local people, and making a difference to the lives of those who cannot afford a new appliance. EEESafe’s Community Platform LocalitEEE and Register ensures that replaced goods reach local people in need, Registered DATs and DARs must use labels as part of their evidence to demonstrate they are promoting the Safety Message.
LocalitEEE is the mechanism that drives the EEESafe DAT & DAR Customer Ratings and brings used items to Reuse Groups, Appliance Repairers and Local Registered Licences Waste collectors. The register also ensures through this mechanism, that Safely Recycled Spares reach local Registered DATs and DARs, and Waste Collectors in your local community. Details on how the unique and innovative Register works can be found HERE.
Governments in the UK all now have waste prevention programmes in place and are committed to increase reuse and repair. What this is likely to mean is an increase in the availability of repairable products. We love that at EEESafe but our concerns relate to safety in the home from repairs undertaken by well meaning DIY enthusiasts. Such repairs could be made by organisations or persons with no proven ability or Electrical Appliance understanding including not holding adequate insurance or in date calibrated test equipment. The lack of accountability and traceability is a cause of concern, but at EEESafe we are making a change to this and you can reduce the risk of fires, accidents and fatalities by purchasing refurbished appliances that have the EEESafe label.
All DAT’s and DAR’s are required to submit home safety readings or evidence records and practices that ensure homes are safer. They are assessed and monitored by EEESafe on an annual basis. UK Government says we’re safer also, which you can read here.