What is PAS 141:2011?
PAS 141 sets out the requirements to successfully manage the process of preparing used and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for reuse. Giving practical advice, this standard helps to reduce costs and ensure that these recycled parts and products are of the highest quality. The standard also covers the preparation process for the reuse of electronic equipment and components. It applies to all organizations that deal with the preparation of equipment for reuse.
How does it work?
PAS 141 helps organizations to put the right quality assurance systems in place, while complying with environmental health, and health and safety regulations. This standard looks at the handling, tracking, segregation, storage, and protection of electronic equipment and components. It also explains how to prepare for reuse in detail and covers visual inspection, electrical safety and the classification systems of prepared equipment.
Who should buy it?
- Quality assessors
- Organizations responsible for the recycling of electronic equipment and components
- Anyone dealing with the storage and packaging of electrical equipment
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Also available from BSI is the WEEE Directive Handbook:
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. Requirements and implementation
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