BS5852 – ‘UK Fire Resistance’ (UKFR)

Methods of test for assessment of the ignitability of upholstered seating by smouldering and flaming ignition sources

BS 5852:2006 describes best practice methods to assess the ignitability of single material combinations, such as covers and fillings used in upholstered seating, or complete items of seating. These tests determine the effects of a smouldering cigarette, or other flaming ignition sources such as burning matches or a four-sheet full-size newspaper.

This standard can be used to establish the potential ignitability of components in conjunction with other specified materials.

This test is often referred to by our Customers as ‘UKFR’, meaning ‘United Kingdom Fire Resistant’.

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