BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

Accredited Flammability Testing on Mattresses

BLC are pleased to announce the addition of the following mattress flammability tests to our scope of accreditation under ISO 17025 (assessed by UKAS):

  • BS EN 597-1: 1995
  • BS EN 597-2: 1995
  • BS EN 597-1:2015
  • BS EN 597-2:2015

 

Flammability Legislation for Mattresses

The fire safety of all mattresses (of any size), divans and bed bases is controlled by both the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations and the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD). Only the filling material (foam or non-foam) contained in a mattress, upholstered divan or bed base must meet the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. However, the fire safety of the complete product is controlled via the GPSD.

The typical route to achieve compliance is to have products evaluated against the British Standard best suited to product safety. In this context, a finished mattress and mattress topper, divan or bed base should comply with the low hazard category of BS 7177 (which specifies testing in accordance with BS EN 597 Pts 1 & 2).

 

BLC Flammability Testing Services

BLC offers competitive pricing and turnaround times for flammability testing at our UKAS accredited laboratory (ref. 0076). As well as mattress flammability testing, we also conduct: 

  • UK & EU Domestic Flammability Testing
  • Non-Domestic Furniture Flammability Testing
  • US Furniture Flammability Testing
  • Flammability Testing of Floor Coverings
  • Flammability of Clothing Textiles

Flammability Testing

 

A UK Laboratory with International Accreditations

BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. You can trust BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry. 

Our Accreditations

 

For more information on mattress testing please contact info@blcleathertech.com or call +44(0)1604 679999

6 June 2017

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