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Safety testing of electric blankets and small portable heaters

October 19, 2023 @ 09:00 15:30

When did you last replace or get your electric blanket or portable heater checked?

Each year in the UK over 100 people die and nearly 1000 are injured as a result of fires caused by heating appliances.

This year the Public Protection Partnership are offering free-of-charge safety testing of electric blankets and small portable heaters in West Berkshire, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest. The date, times and venues are as follows:

  • Wednesday 18th October 2023 – 09:00 – 15:30

Thatcham Community Larder- Frank Hutchings Community Centre,

Bradley Moore Square, Thatcham. RG18 4QH

  • Thursday 19th October 2023 – 09:00 -15:30

Wokingham Fire Station – 13 Easthampstead Road, RG40 2EH

  • Friday 20th October 2023 – 09:00-14:00

The COATS centre- Pinewood Avenue, Crowthorne. RG45 6RQ

Testing is by appointment only. To book an appointment please send an email to including the venue and a preferred

time for your appointment.

Or alternatively if you are unable to visit on these days, please email the above to find out where the nearest drop off point is to your location prior to these dates and we can take your item for you.…/free…/

11-13 Easthampstead Road
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 2EH United Kingdom
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