Hypnos welcomes new contract bed standard

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    Leading hotel bed manufacturer, Hypnos, has welcomed the announcement of the ‘first standard’ for contract beds, which has been developed by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA).FIRA developed the new test following requests from manufacturers, who believed that contract beds – those used in the non-domestic applications like the hotel industry – needed to adhere to more stringent performance guidelines than their domestic counterparts. The new standard looks to enhance the BS EN1725 test methods currently used for domestic beds, reflecting the fact that beds used in the hospitality market are subject to far more rigorous use.

    John Woolley, operations director at Hypnos, comments: “We very much welcome this new standard as we have seen many examples of products passing the previous tests easily, yet have then gone on to fail after just half their anticipated life.

    “At Hypnos we have looked at creating our own testing system to replicate a more realistic set of operational parameters, but our issue was gaining accreditation for such tests. The new standard has now resolved that issue and coupled with our Crib5 fire safety compliance and Hypnos’ built-in HealthGuard solution, which protects guests against bed bugs; it means that hoteliers can be confident that their customers will get the best night’s sleep possible.”

    As market leader in the contract beds sector, Hypnos is highly aware of the specific needs of the hospitality market and FIRA’s new standard adds to the company’s philosophy of creating long-lasting beds, which is reinforced by Hypnos’ five year guarantee. Further to this, the new standards will also seek to drive up the quality of beds in hotels, thus reducing the likelihood of beds needing to be replaced prematurely, saving hoteliers money in the long term.

    For more information about Hypnos, which is an award winning British manufacturer, please visit www.hypnoscontractbeds.com.

    Daniel Fountain / 08.07.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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