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Electric blanket safety testing

04 October 2011

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service will again be supporting Jersey Electricity’s Annual Electric Blanket Safety Test at Western Fire Station, St Brelade, on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October 2011.

The free tests are part of a joint drive by the Fire and Rescue Service and Jersey Electricity to reduce the risk of fires caused by electrical fault.

Anyone who has an electric blanket is invited to take advantage of a free safety test by Jersey Electricity’s electrical engineers to ensure it is in a safe condition to use.

Simply take your electric blanket along to Western Fire Station between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 October. Jersey Electricity staff will take your details and if it can’t be tested on the spot while you wait they will tell you what time you can collect it if it passes the test.

If your blanket fails the safety test, Jersey Electricity will keep and dispose of it. You will receive a Powerhouse discount voucher which can be redeemed against the purchase of a new one.

A community fire safety officer will be on hand throughout the testing periods to offer advice on fire safety in the home.

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