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UKAS accredited flammability testing

Element-Stevenage_118.JPG#asset:327272FIRA International, the service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association have been undergoing an expansion programme of their UKAS accredited facilities, which has included doubling the size of their flammability lab. For you this means quicker turnaround times due to increased capacity.

Their experts can test all types of upholstery, fabrics, foams, feathers and fillings to applicable sections of:

  • The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended)
  • BS 7175:1989. Methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources
  • • BS 7176:2007+A1:2011 Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites
  • • BS 7177:2008+A1:2011 Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases
  • • BS EN 597-1:2015 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases. Ignition source smouldering cigarette
  • • BS EN 597-2:2015 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases. Ignition source: match flame equivalent
  • • BS EN 1021-1:2014 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture. Ignition source smouldering cigarette
  • • BS EN 1021-2:2014 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture. Ignition source match flame equivalent

Remember also that members of the Research Association receive a discount on testing services.

To arrange your next UKAS accredited flammability test with FIRA International contact Enrico Puddu (epuddu@fira.co.uk) on +44 (0)1438 777 615.

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