The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended in 1989, 1993 and 2010) set levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishings and other domestic related products containing upholstery.
The Regulations provide schedules 1-5 relating to individual components of domestic upholstered furniture and schedules 6-7 for the labelling requirements.
Three methods of tests are used to satisfy the requirements of the regulations.
BS 5852 Part 1: 1979 – Fire tests for furniture. Methods of test for the ignitibility by smokers’ materials of upholstered composites for seating
BS 5852 Part 2: 1982 – Fire tests for furniture. Methods of test for the ignitibility by smokers’ materials of upholstered composites by flaming sources.
BS 6807: 1986 – Methods of test for the ignitability of mattresses with primary and secondary sources of ignition.