BS 7177:2008+A1:2011 - Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases – BSI British Standards

BS 7177:2008+A1:2011

Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases

Status : Current, Confirmed   Published : January 2008



What is BS 7177:2008 + A1:2011?

BS 7177 is a British Standard which specifies requirements for the resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, 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.

It does not apply to mattress protectors. 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, mattress pad, divan or bed base in a fully developed fire.

How does BS 7177 help?

BS 7177 will help manufacturers, importers and those responsible for fire safety determine the fire-safety of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases.

Use of this standard should lead to safer products being produced and specified.

It also gives examples of labels which can be used to mark products in compliance with this standard.

Who is BS 7177 for?

Anyone responsible for manufacturing, importing, retailing or specifying mattresses, mattress pads, divans or bed bases.

Standard NumberBS 7177:2008+A1:2011
TitleSpecification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases
StatusCurrent, Confirmed
Publication Date31 January 2008
Confirm Date01 August 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 5852:2006, BS 5852-2:1982, BS 6807:2006, BS 6807:1986, BS EN 597-1:1995, BS EN 597-2:1995
Informative References(Provided for Information)Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations, 1988, Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment), Regulations 1989, Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment), Regulations 1993, Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment), Regulations 2010, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Building Regulations 2000 and subsequent amendments, Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, Consumer Protection Act 1987 and subsequent, modification orders, General Product Safety Regulations 2005, Housing Act 1985, Public Contracts Regulations 2006
ReplacesBS 7177:1996
Amended ByCorrigendum, March 2008. Amendment, July 2011. Amends and replaces BS 7177:2008.
Draft Superseded By07/30155286 DC11/30240951 DC
DescriptorsMattresses, Bedding, Divans, Beds, Furniture, Ignition, Ignitability, Fire resistance, Fire safety, Hazards, Fire risks, Performance, Marking, Labels, Sampling methods, Classification systems, Grades (quality), Fire tests, Testing conditions
Title in FrenchSpecification de la resistence a l'inflammation de matelas, divans et literie
Title in GermanSpezifikation zur Entzuendbarkeitsbestaendigkeit von Matratzen, Divans und Bettgestellen
ISBN978 0 580 74271 2
File Size470 KB

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