Information on SS 876 00 01 Nursing beds - Resistance to ignition

The standard defines the requirements for ignitability of mattresses and bed articles for use in healthcare environments.


Why test according to this standard

Fire requirements for nursing beds are divided into risk categories "normal risk" and "high risk". The risk classification depends on where the nursing bed is to be used. The "High risk" classification applies for example to surgery facilities and the "normal risk" classification applies for example to ordinary health care wards.

The test methods referred to by the standard assesses the ignitability of a material by applying a burning cigarette and/or a small gas flame as ignition source.

For testing of mattresses, topping mattresses and air mattresses, the standard refers to EN 597-1 and EN 597-2.

For testing of items such as bed sheets, comforters and pillows, the standard refers to EN ISO 12952-1 and EN ISO 12952-2.


Examples of materials to be tested according to this standard
Mattress, topping mattress, air mattress, sheet, pillow, blanket, blanket, pillow case, etc.

References to testing standards
EN 597-1: 1994 and EN 597-2: 1994, EN ISO 12952-1: 2010 and EN ISO 12952-2: in 2010. SS 876 00 10: 2010 (Extra high ignition resistance of mattresses to be used in certain premises).


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