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

Book Now to Attend Hong Kong... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

The Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference will be taking place on Thursday 14th March 2019 at the Hong Kong...

11 March 2019
One Day Understanding Leather... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

Our popular One Day Understanding Leather Training will be coming to New York and is ideal for designers, quality control or...

8 March 2019
JBS Couros to present at the... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

Fernando Bellese , Marketing and Sustainability Manager at JBS Couros will present a new approach to leather processing at...

6 March 2019
International Women’s Day... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

Meet Paulina Kowaliszyn, Chemical Analyst at Eurofins | BLC. We profiled Paulina as part of our monthly campaign on raising...

5 March 2019
New York Chemical Regulation:... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

The Governor of New York recently announced a proposal for potentially hazardous chemicals to be identified through...

5 March 2019
Sustainability in the Leather... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing

How are companies responding to emerging risks in the leather value chain? Attend the Sustainability in the Leather...

21 February 2019
Eurofins | BLC training... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 20 February 2019
Agenda Announced for... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 19 February 2019
AQM to present at... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 19 February 2019
A Career Working with... BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation for Mattress Flammability Testing 15 February 2019

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 Monthly 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