Having met with Dept of Business, Innovation and Skills recently, we were able to agree a couple of important points.
- In terms of Electrical Reuse Safety and Appliance Repair, they agreed that EEESafe is a Safer Standard than that required by UK Law.
- They also agreed that the Skills of an Electrician are not directly transferable to those of an Appliance Repair Technician.
EEESafe operates a Competent Persons Scheme, where anyone wishing to evidence they operate to a Safer Standard, will have to submit an application for our Annual Card as a Domestic Appliance Technician. (DAT or DAR), Domestic Appliance Refurbisher.
We qualify that a DAT or DAR has the right insurance protection for Customers and appropriate technical depth of knowledge and essential practical skill sets. They will then be invited to apply and submit a number of key sets of evidence around the work they are currently doing and the equipment they use. This helps to keep out Rogue Traders and DIY people unaware of the dangers, who are looking to earn income from gaining online video knowledge and practical experience. This process ensures a safer approach and is monitored by a 3rd Party Organisation.
There is a fee of £49 for your annual card, and when your application is complete and compliant, you’ll be invited to take an online Ohms Law Assessment. DAT’s will be able to link their work to their customers shortly as well.
A DAT will agree to submit safety readings when conducting repairs and refurbishment, and inform customers to consider registering Appliances at our Ethical Appliance Safety Register. See the Community and Business Benefits HERE.
Monitoring of a DAT’s Repair and Refurbish activities and therefore your willingness to be accountable, is also conducted through Repair Readings, using Customer Ratings in LocalitEEE. Leads that evidence Waste Prevention and Community Help, will also be provided by working with our National Appliance Safety Register. The Register and a Leaflet can be found under Register your Appliances on the Main Site or directly HERE. Product Recalls are an accident and Fire Risk in the home if not addressed. There have been millions found recently and research from Electrical Safety First shows 35% of people do not Register them. Many cite not trusting manufacturers, but now consumers have an ethical alternative.
Registering with EEESafe, not only reduces risk, but its net impact tackles Poverty, Environment, reduces repair costs where you live and produces local Regeneration and Skills. Audited Training Courses can also be provided, to train more EEESafe DATs & DARs where you live. With over combined 50 years experience in the Sector, you cannot find a safer and more sustainable solution. (Training The Trainer Courses Available)
We are seeking legislation change to our better standard as a minimum required by law and are challenging the Purpose of A PAT Test being used to misguide consumers that An Appliance is safe to use, even combined with Function Testing. Read our Article of Evidence.
If you want to let your Customers know that you operate to a SAFER Standard, then please register your interest with EEESafe. Note: If you do not evidence correct insurance, we cannot Register you as an EEESafe DAT or DAR.