How Essential Needs Meets Safety Requirements

All the items we redistribute must comply with current legislation. All upholstered goods must be seen to comply with the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988 or later. We are unable, therefore, to accept soft furnishings which do not have the appropriate safety tag attached.

All electrical and gas appliances are safety checked by fully qualified engineers. All white goods (cookers etc.) must be in working order. Currently, over 60% of appliances fail the safety testing and we have to dispose of them.

We have no facilities to repair or clean any of the goods donated.