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FIRE RETARDANT BEDDING

Fire retardant bedding and bed linens for Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Residential Homes where the risks of fire from an accident arise.

FR Fitted sheets, FR flat sheets, FR duvet covers, FR pillows, duvets & Pillows all FR bedding manufactured to Fire Retardant Source 5 & Source 7.

Flame/fire retardant
Flame retardant refers to materials that are resistant to catching fire. Substances are added to a material or applied to a surface to suppress, reduce, or delay the combustion of the material to a significant degree.

Prison Authorities
The Prison fire retardant bedding range is designed to meet the challenges of a prison environment where cell bedding needs to be fire resistant, vandal resistant and durable. The Prison fire retardant bedding range extends to mattresses, pillows, fire resistant blankets, high security blankets and other
essential cell bedding. We understand the importance of continuing to listen to Prison Officers and Procurement departments as we seek to design and manufacture products which meet the changing needs of a Prison cell environment. Our range of bedding is designed to be fire and vandal resistant making them ideal for use in Police Custody Suites, Holding Cells and Youth Hostels. The mattresses are
made to provide a durable and safer mattress particularly for Youth Hostels. The welded seams ensure that the mattress is both durable and hygienic: liquids cannot ingress into the foam. The mattress is made of light-weight materials to assist manoeuvrability into bunk beds. The mattress is fire resistant and is tested to BS 7175 1989 – source 7 standard. Our 10.5 tog proban treated cotton duvet is flame resistant to BS7175 1989 Source 7

Annex C to PSO 3803
PRISONER BEDDING
Prisons in general and in particular ‘cellular accommodation’ areas are very vulnerable to the effects of fire due to the very nature of those committed to their care; with this in mind the Prison Service Fire Safety Manual states:
“The type of bedding used has been controlled. The Prison Service only issue bedding, which conforms to laid down standards. All non-issue items must also conform to the same standard. Duvets for example, must be to a standard at least equal to that which is required in hospitals or similar institutions. The flammability standard necessary is Ignition Source 0 and 7 in accordance with British Standard 7175 1989 Section 2.3.3. Contact the Fire Safety Section for
advice.”

The level of risk posed by bedding is determined by the fire risk assessment and subsequent advice given by Fire Safety Advisor. With this in mind, prisons should be seeking to supply mattress and furniture products that conform to ignition source 7+ as displayed on the labels etc. Further to this, advice from CPIG (Crown Premises Inspection Group) sets the standard that they expect to see used in prisons and the table below gives the ratings necessary for each article:
Product Standard
Fitted Sheet (All Sizes) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Flat Sheet (All Sizes) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Duvet / Quilt Cover (All Sizes) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Fitted Valance Sheet (All Sizes) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Platform Valance Sheet (All Sizes) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Pillow Cases BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Bolster Pillow Case (All Sizes) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
V Shape Pillowcase BS 7175 1989 – source 7
Duvet / Quilt (Single) BS 7175 1989 – source 7
*All Sizes : Single, Double and King Size
We offer made to measure item, e.g. Fitted Sheet with deep corner, Valance sheet with longer frill.

 

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