Online Marketplaces are an International Product Safety Challenge
If we’re to take note of WRAP’s Benefits of Reuse report, then it’s a staggering fact of reality, that we should be building Repair & Reuse into our communities.
Strangely enough at EEESafe, we’ve been saying this for years, but with a simple caveat. Consumers deserve to know a person is Competent when it comes to Electrical Repair work. They deserve to know also, who has repaired the used items they purchase and what has been done to them. We expect it with our cars, and we believe consumers would like access to such information when purchasing used Appliances
Whenever an Electrical repair of any appliance of any size is made, it’s important the item is electrically safe. Understanding Electricity requires training and education and therefore consumers should have a method of determining a person’s depth of knowledge, to render an Electrical Appliance is safe to use. A PAT Test only means an item is safe to switch on, but equally important is knowing that the product conforms to the safety standard and tests that the appliance had, when it was first placed on to the market of the country it has been sold. This is a legal requirement.
Showing someone how to do a repair, either online or at a Repair Cafe, doesn’t make them qualified to effect further repairs on a multitude of Electrical Items, that may well create a fire risk for someone else. There are inherent safety risks operating in this way, which is why a consumer deserves to recognise a trusted brand, committed to local sustainability and safety in Electrical Reuse, Repair or Refurbishment. Electrical repair is an exciting sector, particularly as we see predicted growth, based on Government Strategies and Policies on Reuse and Repair. Such as the Welsh Government’s Beyond Recycling and their target to have 30% of people working from home.
Prevent Recalls being Sold
Licenced Training Materials to deliver our Training
Training The Trainer Course
Digital Labels to Track Repair from Cradle to Grave
Environmental Metrics Capture and Waste Prevention
Certified or Qualified Domestic Appliance Technicians
Support for Right To Repair – UEEESafe
Landlords Properties Report
Supporting Manufacturers Product Conformance
Quality Assured Local Recycled Components
FREE Recall Alerts
``Repairing appliances in the neighbourhood will lower costs, prevent waste and lower harmful emissions!``
Diagnosing what is wrong requires training and is completely separate to putting a recycled item together again. We believe that repairable items should stay in the community, and not be taken away via Household Recycling Centres, only to be sold back to us at a higher cost than if it were repaired in the community. Using our EEESafe Digital Labels generated from our Register will help make that happen.
If you learn White Goods Repair, you can safely learn to repair other goods, whilst attending a home visit. Mobile Phones, Laptops, PC’s, Camera’s etc. Every Repair registered contributes to the Community Metrics. See HERE, how Penny learnt to repair and work from home.
EEESafe Community Repairers could Repair what's saved from Waste and Rent it locally to neighbours to include your Warranty
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