On Wednesday 24th July 2013 at 8pm on BBC 1, “Your Money Their Tricks”
The programme has a section on looking at the problems of gaining technical information for ‘Independent’ repair businesses.
This programme is one many this year like ITV’s programme earlier in the month which focuses on the appliance repair trade.
There is an increasing focus on this sector as many players seem to enter the sector without having due care as to the safety of correctly fitting the correct parts.
Whatever the programme shows, there surely is a reason for Manufacturers giving out technical information to the wrong people.
EEESafe supports this aspect and offers consumers and all Stakeholders, a chance to recognise a Repair Person who operates to Safe protocols, is happy to be accountable and will fit the correct parts so that householders can minimise accidents and fires attributable to appliances.
If a White Goods Appliance has been bought from a Reuse source, this could be a Refurbished Unit, a unit with a Government Prototocol of PAS141, Freecycle, Gumtree or anyone advertising a second hand appliance, then this item could well have safety issues. Anyone can fix an Appliance as there is no law or regulation. If someone fits the wrong part to a wrong revision of a model, even though it works, you could be putting your home and family at risk.
Be Safe, Use EEESafe and find a Registered Domestic Appliance Technician. (DAT) www.eeesafe.com