Get your blanket tested

A FREE electric blanket testing road show will be held in Brownlow Health Centre on Thursday, October 13.

Electric blankets cause over 800 fires in the UK each year, with nearly 20 deaths and 200 injuries. Most of the casualties are people aged over 60 years.

The road show will take placefrom 10am to 4pm.

Participants whose blankets fail the safety test will be given a £15 voucher towards buying a new one.

If you would like to have your electric blanket tested, please book an appointment in advance of the road show by contacting the Promoting Wellbeing Team on 3834 4973.

It is advisable to book an appointment to avoid a lengthy wait.

For further information on the Electric Blanket Testing road shows contact Nina Daly, Southern Health and Social Care Trust on 3831 1524.