Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

BRITISH MATTRESS STANDARDS BS 7177Download PDFDownload

HIGH HAZARD OCCUPANCY

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

Test Ignition Source Sample Size Performance Time
BS EN 597-1:1995 Cigarette 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days
BS EN 597-2:1995 Butane Flame 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days
BS 6807 Ignition Source #7 - 126-gram wood crib 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days

MEDIUM HAZARD OCCUPANCY

Typical Examples: Boarding schools, Day Centers, Hospitals, Hostels, Hotel bedrooms, University Residence Halls

Test Ignition Source Sample Size Performance Time
BS EN 597-2:1995 Butane Flame 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days
BS 6807 Ignition Source #5 - 17-gram wood crib 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days

LOW HAZARD OCCUPANCY

Typical Examples: Domestic dwellings & non-motorized caravans

Test Ignition Source Sample Size Performance Time
BS EN 597-1:1995 Cigarette 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days
BS EN 597-2:1995 Butane Flame 1 mattress or pad 5 - 7 days