Alice Beer's winter safety checklist
Did you know that Chelsea and Westminster hospital see at least one person a week with burns from hot water bottles?
Colder weather is forecast in the coming week, and with the cost of living crisis all too real right now, many will opt to dig out electric blankets, and old hot water bottles rather than turning up the thermostat. But it's important to know how to protect yourself from injury.
Before using those items that have sat unused for months, Alice Beer says some safety checks are key to avoid causing any harm. Plus there’s a few important things you can do around the home to make the most of the heat you put in.