eliminate need for a safety certificate for second hand electronics

Get rid of laws requiring that an electrician certify (for a fee) second hand electronics – TVs, stereos, lights, hair dryers etc.

Why does this idea matter?

The law is pointless as it deals with an essentially non-existent problem (presumably a belief that second hand electronics will spontaneously combust as soon as you plug them in), and means that many perfectly good appliances are going to the crusher when they could be going to charity shops etc. Nobody is going to pay a fee to an electrician for the "pleasure" of giving something away. In addition, once these perfectly good items get to the dump, the staff working there aren't even allowed to take them home/ give them away some other way as apparently it is thought this will encourage corrupt behaviour. Annoying petty bureaucratic fiddling and interference at every turn!

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