New ‘Fit For Cremation’ endorsement stampDecember 7, 2015 // No Comments
The Coffin, Casket and Shroud Association (CSSA) has launched its own ‘fit for purpose’ endorsement system for cremation.
The CSSA is now able to issue a stamp to any coffin supplier whose products have been tested and approved by a UKAS accredited testing house. To date, CSSA member companies Ecoffins, Southgate International, FTP Eco Coffins and PH Coates English Willow have had their products tested at Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd based in Southampton.
The tests relate to strength and weight-bearing capacity, ball-bearing bed ‘slip’ functionality, auto charging ability, ignition radiant heat combustibility, ash and ash residue, handle strength and fluid retention of the coffin lining.