Flammability testing services

Why choose West Yorkshire Materials Testing?

We have extensive knowledge and experience in flammability testing of upholstered seating, mattresses an bedding, curtains, nightwear, carpets, aircraft and automobile interiors and many other end users.

With over 25 years of experience of testing mattresses for manufacturers, suppliers and Trading Authorities alike, we can offer the benefit of our knowledge and experience to ensure our clients achieve the safety requirements needed for both domestic and contract end users.

As a part of West Yorkshire Joint Services and with links to West Yorkshire Trading Standards we have been awarded Assured advice status to the NBF’s Code of Practice, and can offer legal guidance where needed for your peace of mind.

We understand that with a series of standards and regulations applicable to flammability testing and analysis it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain the exact requirements needed. Our experts are always able to discuss each specific situation and make recommendations.

Our flammability testing and analysis services

Our experienced team carries out flammability testing covering the most up to date British and European Standards and Regulations examples of which are outlined below:

  • The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 & Amendments, BS 5852 Parts 1 & 2, BS 6807 – domestic upholstered seating, headboards, pillows and cushions, mattress fillings
  • BS 7176, BS 5852, BSEN 1021-1 & 2 – contract upholstery seating composites
  • BS 5852 – contract upholstery complete items e.g. chairs
  • BS 5867 – curtains and drapes
  • BS7177, BS 6807, BSEN 597-1 & 2 – domestic and contract mattresses and bed bases
  • BS 7175, BSENISO 12952-1 & 2 – bed covers, sheets, duvets, quilts and pillows
  • BS 5866 – blankets
  • BS 5722 – nightwear
  • CS.25.853, FAR & JAR 25.853 – vertical and horizontal tests – aircraft interior fabrics
  • FMVSS302, BSAU 169a, ISO 3795 – motor vehicle interior fabrics
  • IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 parts 7,8 & 9 – international maritime specifications for vertically supported textiles and films, upholstered seating and bedding components
  • BS 4790, BS 6307 – floorcoverings, carpets and rugs
  • BS 1892-3 – gym mats


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