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FREE Electric Blanket Safety Testing - Grove, Friday, 25th October

on Fri, 25/10/2019 - 10:00am

Free electric blanket testing is offered over a two week period during October at different locations around the county. 

In 2018, 663 blankets were tested in our area - 20% failed. 

Book your electric blanket in for a free check in Grove (our closest checking site) - Friday 25 October 2019

How to book:-

Testing is by pre-booked appointment only, strictly on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like to get your electric blanket tested please call 01865 895999 to arrange an appointment or email:[email protected]

Signs that electric blankets are hazardous:

  • If they are over 10 years-old and don’t have safety features built into the controller.
  • Leakage of voltage to the surface of the blanket.
  • The elements are able to move around inside the blanket with the potential to rub together and cause a short circuit.
  • Elements not secured within the blanket and exposed to the surface
  • Power lead fasteners broken and unable to be secured.
  • The surface of the blanket is worn, exposing the elements.

The advice is part of 365alive, an Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service initiative designed to raise awareness and a safer community via messaging and education.