Is there anything special I need to do to old computers before I can legally send them abroad from the UK? I've got all the technical aspects covered, and know what's what on the software front, but we
essentially dealing with electrical equipment, and I know nothing about what the law has to say to that.
I'm a student at a UK university, and a bunch of us are in the process of overseeing and arranging the transfer of a sizable quantity of redundant computer stock to an overseas charity. While I, due to prior experience as a technician dealing with precisely this sort of thing (for the Crossroads Foundation, Hong Kong
, if anyone is interested), am entirely confident that we'll be able to take care of the technical side of things (secure erasure of previous data, testing, installation and set-up of software relevant to the intended end user) I am utterly unaware of what, if any, UK legislation might be relevant to this endeavour. I simply do not know if I am legally obliged to ensure the operating safety of what is, in essence, electrical equipment going abroad, beyond the assurances given by the manufacturer, nor do I really know who to contact, or where to start looking.
So, if anyone has any experience buying or selling large quantities of old computer stock, being involved in the logistics of sending it abroad, is involved with international charity or aid, or is a lawyer within a relevant area, and happens to know what (if anything) I need to do, that'd be awesome. Even more awesome would be if anyone could point me in the direction of some relevant set of resources (books, websites, that sort of thing) detailing relevant legislation (again, if any) in either English or legalese.