Emollient and Skin creams reminder ref Bupa fine

Emollient and Skin creams
Reminder from previous incidents

Safe use of emollient skin creams to treat dry skin conditions –
Skin creams, sometimes known as emollients are used by many
people every day to help treat dry skin conditions.
The creams are easily transferred from skin onto clothing, bedding and bandages. Tests and research have shown that the dried-on cream makes the fabric more flammable and the resulting fire burns quickly and intensely, resulting in serious injury or death. It’s important for anyone using these creams to avoid any naked flame.
We have raised this issue in previous eNews editions and have been asked to repeat.


GOV.UK Safe use of emollients video
. Safe use of emollients.  Video 
A version with Welsh subtitles is available on YouTube. Video