Addressing Public Concerns - Providing confidential testing services for members of the public, professional individuals and consultants
Independent testing to provide peace of mind

Electric Blanket Safety

September and October 2011

Electric Blanket Safety Testing

Staffordshire Scientific Services have tested over 20,000 blankets in the county during the last decade. Funding from Staffordshire Fire Service and Staffordshire Trading Standards have allowed us to successfully complete a further county wide electric blanket safety campaign aimed at the over 60’s.

In 2011, 1142 blankets were tested over a 6 week period during September and October. An average blanket failure rate of 34% was found and with funding from Staffordshire Fire Service all failed blankets were destroyed and replaced with new ones.

Scientific Services have also been working closely with other organisations during this fire safety awareness period, including among others; Sandwell Trading Standards, Berkshire Trading Standards and Solihull Age Concern.

Further downloadable information regarding the services we offer can be found here.

Quality - at the heart of everything we do.

The laboratory is managed at all levels to achieve and maintain a high standard of quality in all aspects of the services we provide. Professionalism and a customer driven service is at the heart of everything we do.

As part of ISO/IEC 17025 quality accreditation we participate in FAPAS, Aquacheck, NETCEN and other European proficiency testing schemes.

Please contact us for more information about the services we can offer, testing advice and a personal business quote

Our Credentials

Staffordshire Scientific Services is a UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 Official UK Food and Agriculture Enforcement laboratory, serving the analytical needs of the UK. Our Public Analysts and highly qualified staff provide reliable scientific testing, advice on legislation and expert witness representation. We are committed to delivering a flexible client driven service to both the public sector and private business.

A comprehensive range of UKAS accredited tests are available within our laboratory and our UKAS flexible scope protocols allows us to develop client driven methods to high specifications.

View our UKAS accreditation schedule here.

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Getting In Touch

Staffordshire Scientific Services
14 Martin Street
Stafford ST16 2LG

T: 01785 277 825 F: 01785 277 812

Staffordshire County Council

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Q. Can I pay by credit/ debit card?

A. Staffordshire Scientific Services are now able to offer debit/ credit card payment options at no extra charge. A list of cards currently accepted can be found here. Please contact us for further details.