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BS 7177


BS 7177-1996: Fire test to mattresses, divans and bed bases

 

 

1.       BS 7177: Fire test to mattresses, divans and bed bases – Standard Title

 

BS 7177-1996: Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases

 

2.       BS 7177: Fire test to mattresses, divans and bed bases - Standard Brief

 

BS 7177 specifies requirements for the resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases when tested in accordance with BS EN 597-1, BS EN 597-2 and BS 6807 including those used in areas vulnerable to arson. The levels of ignition resistance have been set after careful consideration of the fire risk of the particular end-use environment involved. These levels do not necessarily reflect the behaviour of the mattress, divan or bed base in a fully developed fire.

 

3.  BS 7177: Fire test to mattresses, divans and bed bases - Product Scope

BS 7177 specifies requirements for:

Mattresses

Divans

Bed bases

 

4.       BS 7177: Fire test to mattresses, divans and bed bases - Test Method

 

Performance requirements and notes on application of hazard categories

(When using this table it is essential to consult the notes which follow it.)

Hazard category

Requirements

Typical examples

Domestic use

(low hazard)

Resistant to ignition with source - smouldering cigarette of BS EN 597-1:1995

Resistant to ignition with source - match flame equivalent of BS EN 597-2:1995

Domestic dwellings (including non-motorized caravans)

Medium hazard

Resistant to ignition with source - smouldering cigarette of BS EN 597-1:1995

Resistant to ignition with source - match flame equivalent of BS EN 597-2:1995

Resistant to ignition with source 5 of BS 6807:1996,

Hospitals Services’ messes

Day Centres

Hotels

Hostels

Old peoples’ homes

Holiday camp chalets

Boarding schools

Residential schools

Halls of residence at universities and colleges

High hazard

Resistant to ignition with source - smouldering cigarette of BS EN 597-1:1995

Resistant to ignition with source - match flame equivalent of BS EN 597-2:1995

Resistant to ignition with source 7 of BS 6807:1996

Certain hospital wards

Off-shore

installations

Hotels

Hostels

Old peoples’ homes

Very high hazard

Resistant to ignition with source - smouldering cigarette of BS EN 597-1:1995

Resistant to ignition with source - match flame equivalent of BS EN 597-2:1995

Resistant to ignition with source 7 of BS 6807:1996,

Additional tests specified by the user with greater than high hazard requirements

Prison cells

Locked psychiatric accommodation

 

 

5.    BS 7177: Fire test to mattresses, divans and bed bases - Reference Standard:

 

> BS 5651: Method for cleansing and wetting procedures for use in the assessment of the effect of cleansing and wetting on the flammability of textile fabrics and fabric assemblies.

> BS 5803: Thermal insulation for use in pitched roof spaces in dwellings.

> BS 5803: Part 1:1985 Specification for man-made mineral fibre thermal insulation mats.

> BS 6807:1996 Methods of test for assessment of the ignitability of mattresses, upholstered divans and upholstered bed bases with flaming types of primary and secondary sources of ignition.

> BS EN 597: Furniture — Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases.

> BS EN 597: Part 1:1995 Ignition source: smouldering cigarette.

> BS EN 597: Part 2:1995 Ignition source: match flame equivalent.