soft furnishings

The provisions of this section of Part 6 in the 2002 BSS Standards are mandatory for non-private boats where applicable.

A cabin fire on your boat can quickly escalate if it comes into contact with flammable soft furnishings. To minimise the risk of this happening it's recommended that all soft furnishings, fabrics and foam materials used in the lining and furnishing of your boat's interior are made of fire resistant materials. Foam materials, if they catch fire, can also release noxious fumes that can injure or potentially kill a boat's passengers and crew. It's recommended that upholstery fabrics comply with cigarette and butane flame tests of BS EN 1021 Parts 1 and 2. It's recommended that suitable foams are selected which release minimum amounts of noxious products in the event of a fire. [6.6]