Electric blanket testing – FREE!

date for testing

October 2016 dates

  • Monday 3rd – Oxford
  • Tuesday 4th – Banbury
  • Wednesday 5th – Wallingford
  • Thursday 6th – Abingdon
  • Friday 7th – Witney
  • Monday 17th – Wantage
  • Tuesday 18th – Bicester
  • Wednesday 19th – Henley
  • Thursday 20th – Oxford
  • Friday 21st – Chipping Norton

How to book your free test

To book your safety check appointment call 01865 815 000 option 4 or email: communityengagement@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Pre-booked appointments only on a strictly first come first served basis

2016 partners

  • Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service
  • Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards
  • Cherwell District Council
  • West Oxfordshire District Council
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Vale of White Horse District Council
  • Age UK Oxfordshire
  • Witney Rotary Club

Why do electric blankets fail their test?

  • Because they were over 10 years old and had no safety features built into the controller.
  • Because of a leakage of voltage to the surface of the blanket.
  • The elements were able to move around inside the blanket with the potential to rub together and cause a short circuit.
  • Elements were not secured within the blanket and were exposed to the surface.
  • Power lead fasteners were broken and unable to be secured.
  • The surface of the blanket was worn, exposing the elements.


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