Electrical Safety First responds to "Right to Repair" Standards

01 July 2021

Commenting on the Government announcement on electrical repairs for appliances, Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First commented:

“Consumers will now have more rights if a problem occurs with their electrical appliance however people should avoid tackling complex electrical repairs themselves. Poor repair work can lead to an increased risk of fire or electric shock. With many appliances being complex in their design and powered by mains electricity it is important that a competent professional carries out the work.

The Government must also ensure that safety is at the heart of its sustainability strategy. A network of competent repairers approved by the manufacturer must be introduced to ensure repair work is carried out to a satisfactory standard so products remain safe to use.”