Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

BRITISH STANDARD BS 7176DownloadDownload

Specification for Resistance to Ignition of Upholstered Furniture for Non-domestic Seating by Testing Composites

HIGH HAZARD OCCUPANCY

Typical Examples: Offshore installations, Sleeping accommodation in certain hospital wards and in certain hostels

Test Ignition Source Performance Time
BS EN 1021-1 Cigarette 5 - 7 days
BS EN 1021-2 Butane Flame 5 - 7 days
BS 5852 Ignition Source #7 - 126-gram wooden crib 7 - 10 days

MEDIUM HAZARD OCCUPANCY

Typical Examples: Casinos, Hospitals, Hostels, Hotel bedrooms, Places of public entertainment, Public buildings, Public halls, Public houses and bars, Restaurants, Services' messes

Test Ignition Source Performance Time
BS EN 1021-1 Cigarette 5 - 7 days
BS EN 1021-2 Butane Flame 5 - 7 days
BS 5852 Ignition Source #5 - 17-gram wooden crib 7 - 10 days

LOW HAZARD OCCUPANCY

Typical Examples: Colleges, Day centres, Exhibitions, Museums, Offices, Schools, Universities

Test Ignition Source Performance Time
BS EN 1021-1 Cigarette 5 - 7 days
BS EN 1021-2 Butane Flame 5 - 7 days

SAMPLE SIZE FOR EACH / TEST IGNITION SOURCE

Complete Products: 3 complete products
OR
Components: Cover Materials: 4.5 yards
Filling Materials:
6 pieces: 18" x 12" x 3" thick
AND
6 pieces: 18" x 6" x 3" thick

Note: When only fabric is submitted, SGS Govmark will form the cushions using a standard foam substrate. When only filling materials are submitted, SGS Govmark will form the test cushions using a standard cover fabric.