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

Latest News

Potential Restrictions on... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

There may be some potential restrictions on additional Bisphenol A (BPA) impacting on leather making processes.

1 March 2021
Annex XVII of REACH... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

On the 3rd February 2021, the published Regulation 2016/26 to regulate Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates (NPEOs) as a new...

1 March 2021
2x New Reprotoxic Substances... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

The Candidate List has been updated to 211 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC): Are all your products compliant? Test...

18 February 2021
Leather Working Group Reaches... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

The Leather Working Group has achieved their thousandth member company from across the leather supply chain....

1 February 2021
Eurofins | Chem-MAP announce... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

Eurofins | Chem-MAP, a leading provider of chemical management testing and auditing services has developed the vegan...

22 January 2021
Your 2021 Online Training...... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

Expand your knowledge in 2021 with our range of online training courses from just £270GBP* (discounted rates available...

11 January 2021
Biodegradability Testing... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 10 December 2020
Happy Holidays, Opening... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 30 November 2020
Get Training Ready for... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 27 November 2020
Ensure your hand... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 12 November 2020

Send An Enquiry

Contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation. For Eurofins | BLC to receive your enquiry, you must complete all 3 sections of the contact form below. To receive the Technical Update email, you simply need to complete this form. Eurofins | BLC aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

  • Step 1 Tell us about your enquiry
  • Step 2 Tell us about your business
  • Step 3 Tell us how we can contact you

Select your enquiry category








Type your enquiry

Tell us about your business

Tell us how we can contact you