Using electric blankets

  • Never leave an electric blanket switched on when you’re in bed unless it’s marked ‘suitable for all night use’.
  • Ensure your electric blanket is tested and serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s guidance, in particular after the guarantee runs out. Manufacturers often recommend testing blankets every 3 years.
  • Check the blanket, plug and flex regularly for damage (e.g. fraying fabric, scorch marks, exposed wires). If you’re in any doubt, don’t use the blanket.
  • Store electric blankets safely – roll them, don’t fold them.