West Yorkshire Materials Testing Service

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  • Nepshaw Lane South
  • LS27 7JQ Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • United Kingdom

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About Us

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West Yorkshire Materials Testing Service (WYMTS) is a public Test House which is part of the Scientific Services Division of West Yorkshire Joint Services. 

WYMTS was founded in July 1990 and has established itself as a worldwide testing organisation for testing of textiles, clothing, upholstered furniture and protective clothing.

The laboratories are accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) with over 100 tests on the schedule of accreditation.

WYMTS also has Notified Body approval for CE Certification uner Regulation 14 of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2144).

WYMTS carries out EC type examination and certification for PPE to comply with the requirements of the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC under Articles 10 and 11A.

The main areas of PPE which we test and certify are:-

Clothing for protection against heat and flame

Clothing for protection against mechanical risks

Hand and arm protection

Protective gloves

Technologist employed by WYMTS are actively involved in standards committees relating to the protective clothing and upholstered furniture 

Range of services

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West Yorkshire Materials Testing Service is a testing house which is actively engaged in testing a wide range of textile products, upholstery products and protective clothing.

The main areas of testing activity are as follows:-


Flammability Testing

Testing of the following products:-

Upholstered Furniture




Bedcovers & Pillows


Protective Clothing


Gym Mats


Aircraft Interior Fabrics

Motor Vehicle Interior Fabrics

Physical Testing

Tensile Strength

Tear Resistance

Seam Slippage

Abrasion Resistance




Colour Fastness






Chlorinated Water

Protective Clothing

ISO 11612 : 2008 Clothing for protection against heat and flame

ISOI 11611 : 2007 Protective Clothing for Welders

ISO 14116 : 2008 Protection against heat and flame – Limited Flame Spread

EN 388 : 2003 Protective Gloves – Mechanical Risks

EN 407 : 2004 Protective Gloves – Thermal Risks

EN 12477 : 2001 Protective Gloves for Welders

EN 471 : 2003 High Visibility Clothing

EN 469 : 2005 Protective Clothing for Firefighters

EN 15614 : 2005 Wildland Firefighters clothing

EN 13911 : 2004 Protective Hoods for Firefighters

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.1 Stand: J 27