fire crews offer free electric blanket checks
in Burnham-On-Sea are to hold free electric blanket testing sessions
in November to help residents reduce accidental fires in their
Residents will be able to take their electric blankets to Burnham-On-Sea
Fire Station on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd November to have
their blankets tested.
Community Safety Officer Carol Frances said: "In previous
years, 40% of all blankets we have tested have failed the checks.
Faulty electric blankets can cause serious fires, but these can
be prevented by taking the right precautions and having them tested."
"I would urge residents to get their blankets tested now
that the colder weather has arrived. Anyone is welcome to book
an appointment by calling 01823 365365 and bring their electric
blanket or perhaps one on behalf of someone else, to one of our
He urged residents to get their blanket checked if it displays
the Kite Mark, which means it is more than 15 years old. Blankets
should display the BEAB logo to show that it complies with the
latest safety standards.
Call 01823 365365 to book an appointment.