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British requirements

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TEST FLAMMABILITY OF IGNITABILITY OF FABRICS, BEDDING ITEMS, MATTRESSES AND UPHOLSTERED DIVANS ACCORDING TO REQUIREMENTS BS 5867 PART 2, BS 6807, BS 7177, BS 7176 AND BS EN ISO 15025

The British technical requirements for the resistance to the use of residential buildings and premises in public service facilities define the following standards:
  1. BS 7176: 2008 +A1: 2011: Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non – domestic by testing composites
  2. BS 7177: 2008 +A1: 2011: Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases
  3. BS 5867: Part 2: 2008: Fabrics for curtains, drapes and windows blinds. Flammability requirements. Specification
  4. BS 6807: 2006: Methods of test for assessment of the ignitability of mattresses, upholstered divans and upholstered bed bases with flaming types of primary and secondary sources of ignition
The British technical requirements   The British standard
I. Upholstered furniture
BS 7176: 2008 +A1: 2011: Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non – domestic by testing composites  
Types used ignition sources Isx (BS 5852: 2006) depends on the required level of risk:
  1. For low hazard
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
  1. For medium hazard –  
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
– wooden crib source -IS5
  1. For high hazard
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
– wooden crib source -IS7
  1. For very high hazard
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
– wooden crib source -IS7
BS EN 1021-1: 2006: Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture. Ignition source smouldering cigarette

BS EN 1021-2: 2006: Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture. Ignition source match flame equivalent

BS 5852: 2006: Methods of test for assessment of the ignitability of upholstered seating by smouldering and flaming ignition sources
II. Mattress, upholstered divan and upholstered bed base
BS 7177: 2008 +A1: 2011: Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases
Types used ignition sources ISx (BS 5852: 2006) depends on the required level of risk:
  1. For low hazard
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
  1. For medium hazard –  
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
– wooden crib source -IS5
  1. For high hazard
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
– wooden crib source -IS7
  1. For very high hazard
– smoldering cigarette -IS0  
– match flame equivalent - IS1
– wooden crib source -IS7
BS EN 597-1:1995: Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases -Part 1: Ignition source: smouldering cigarette
BS EN 597-2:1995: Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of -mattresses and upholstered bed bases - Part 2: Ignition source: match flame equivalent
BS 6807: 2006: Methods of test for assessment of the ignitability of mattresses, upholstered divans and upholstered bed bases with flaming types of primary and secondary sources of ignition
  


III. Furnishings – Curtains, drapes and windows blinds
  
BS 5867: Part 2: 2008: Fabrics for curtains, drapes and windows blinds. Flammability requirements. Specification
BS EN ISO 6941:2003: Textile fabric. Burning behavior. Measurement of flame spread properties of vertically oriented specimens
BS EN ISO 15025: 2002: Protective clothing. Protection against heat and flame. Method of test for limited flame spread
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