A Big Shock perhaps for the Right to Repair movement?
We’re pleased and proud to announce that the EEESafe Qualification application has been endorsed by the awarding body Qualifi.
They are our partners in working to achieve a community of Qualified White Goods Technicians around the UK and Internationally. Through this qualification we are seeking to engage and incentivise local citizens to be part of more efficient Circular Economy. At a very local level we will also help create local job opportunities and repair skills based in all Community Housing Estates.
We are also pleased to announce that our EEESafe Primary Training Centre is based at Unit 8 Kendray Youth Enterprise & Business Centre, Thornton Road, Kendray, Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 3NA.
This is the site of Dixon Training and the experienced staff there will be delivering these courses and building the network of Centres around the UK.
However, in the pipeline we’re also looking to running various upgrade courses to assist those previously trained, so that they can work to earn the Qualification. We believe this will be the consumer choice for an Appliance Repair.
When a skilled repairer lives near you not only does that provide work and services for the local community, it does a whole lot more to help deliver a sustainable planet.
Installs a higher level of safety
Reduces negative environmental impact
Reduces energy demand
Reduces potential debt
Helps tackle poverty by advocating Reuse & Repair
All of which aligns with UK Government Policies across many public services.
A teaching structure through Registered EEESafe Training Centres (ETC’s) affords opportunities to instill a community of Domestic Appliance Technician, (DATs) who not only provide a safer repair or refurbishment, but tackle poverty and can work closely with Recycling Social Enterprises and Charities.
Through our Training The Trainer (TTT) model, Trainers can use our licensed teaching materials and candidate portfolios to build a local evidenced competency with safer standards, and let people work where they live. The opportunity to scale internationally exists, as we have a planetary problem with Waste Electricals.
Once qualified or certified, Technicians can apply for their EEESafe Card through a brief online assessment and application, to receive many other benefits and evidence themselves to their community.
Working with an EEESafe Certified or Qualified Technician helps to assure Consumers that their Tradesman or woman has the correct equipment, skills and insurance in place, to help lower the risk of working with any rogue traders. All making for a Safer Repair or Refurbishment of a White Goods Product and safer homes.
Existing Electrical Reuse standards are well intentioned, however they fall short of evidencing the right competency levels that would build consumer confidence in accepting safer reused products, particularly in White Goods. EEESafe has reviewed those standards and advised the owners of the safety standard of the risks and inefficiencies of the protocols. Following that protocol, in the main only benefits large waste companies, which is far removed from the local community. A partnership opportunity with EEESafe and the community would mean a far safer and locally beneficial product and service model.
We recognise that there are many excellent White Goods repair persons in the UK, but EEESafe’s qualification and unique community model offers a new opportunity for the existing repairer as well as the creation of a new Circular Economy focused trades person. This includes dismantling from the Register and creating local recyled spares.
It also means EEESafe DATs & DARs will gain attribution for their local work and their contributions to the production of Community Metrics of Repair, Environment and Social outcomes. This will also lead to democratic distribution of Community Cash Pots and a Local Volunteer Currency donated by EEESafe. Working together with businesses, the Currency could scale across communities around the world to help deal with major waste and poverty issues and contribute to reduction in harmful air emissions.
The action for EEESafe in the coming months is to place this Qualification on the Ofqual Register. This opens the opportunity to apply for Funding for our Qualification. The Public funding for Qualifications can be found at the Education and Skills Funding Agency at THIS LINK.
We may be able to assist with an additional opportunity of funding on this, but we’ll report that as soon as we have confirmation.
The EEESafe Qualification is aligned to EEESafe’s own FREE White Goods Appliance Safety Register. When the new version is released, it will be shortly followed with the ability to link citizens with EEESafe Certified and Qualified Technicians and DARs (Domestic Appliance Refurbishers)
EEESafe’s Award was based on it’s Environmental Impact and Scaleability. Our focus is Safe Electrical Waste prevention in White Goods, and Safe Repair and Reuse when appliances from Refurbishing and WEEE Streams are entering citizens homes. We will be able to demonstrate the clear differences between EEESafe and those set for European Standards, when Large Domestic Appliances are processed using their reuse and collection protocols.
EEESafe seeks to be recognised as a safer method of Repairing and Refurbishing White Goods than current Reuse Standards, even those published by the UK Government as the minimum requirement in UK law. Did you know PAT Testing doesn’t mean an item is safe to use.
Using the EEESafe Appliance Register is not only a mandatory unit in the Qualification, but following it’s full processes we’re going to help prevent images like this on the left, and use Waste Prevention for helping to sustain local communities and jobs. The UK is an island and therefore limited on raw materials, although with a minimal content of Critical Raw Materials , White Goods contain some but play a wider social benefit also. There are international Waste companies who make huge profits on your waste electricals and we plan to introduce many more items in the future, which contain higher CRM’s. So we need to ensure we keep Waste Prevention as local as possible, secure revenues for the community and start to be more responsible with our consumption choices.
With it’s innovative Appliance Safety Register that allows everyone to sell or gift their appliances and spares via the Community Online shop where you live. It helps prevent White Goods Recalls being sold or gifted, but not dismantled safely through features in the Register directly to the shop.
The shop can be used by other businesses and charities as well, giving links to EEESafe Community Repairers and reduce costs when Charities raise funds as well. Tenants could also be trained to deliver services where they live, even for their Landlords.
The register can uniquely “link Landlords with their Tenants”, giving an additional control measure of safety over the property, block of flats and Houses of Multiple Occupation.
Current HMO legislation doesn’t cover a competent person and only allows for someone to say they are accredited, but they don’t have to prove they are.
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