Flammability testing

Burning matchWe are a UKAS accredited Textile Testing Laboratory specialising in flammability testing. 

We have extensive knowledge and experience in flammability testing of upholstered seating, mattresses and 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.

With our links to West Yorkshire Trading Standards (also part of West Yorkshire Joint Services) who have Primary Authority partnership with the National Bed Federation (NBF) and have awarded Assured advice status to the NBF’s Code of Practice, we can offer legal guidance through West Yorkshire Trading Standards 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.

We are a UKAS accredited Textile Testing Laboratory specialising in flammability testing of mattresses, bedding, headboard and upholstered seating.

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:

Material Type Standard
The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 as amended BS 5852: Part 1: 1979BS 5882: Part 2: 1982BS 6807: 1985 

The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985

BS 5772: 1984

BS 5438: 1976

Contract upholstery

BS 7176: 2007 + AI: 2011

BS EN 1021-1: 2006

BS EN 1021-2: 2006

BS 5852: 2006


BS 5852: 2006

Floor coverings

BS 4790: 1987

BS 6307: 1982

Curtains and drapes

BS 5867-2: 2008

Crown supplies FTS 7

Mattresses and bed bases

BS 6807: 2006

BS EN 597-1: 1995

BS EN 597-2: 1995

BS 7177: 2008 + AI: 2011

Bedcovers and pillows

BS 7175: 1989

BS EN ISO 12952: 2010 Parts 1 and 2


BS 5866: Part 4: 1991

Protective clothing

BS EN ISO 15025: 2002

BS EN ISO 14116:2008


BS 6341: 1983 (1994)

Gym mats

BS 1892-3: 2003

Aircraft interior fabric


CAA8 Vertical and horizontal

CS.25.853(b) Vertical and horizontal

Motor vehicle interior fabrics

ISO 3795

International maritime specifications

Upholstery IMO A652 (16)

Bedding IMO A688 (17)

Vertically supported fabrics IMO A563 (14)

Guide to flammability testing and analysis

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