The contract sector, whether it be hotels, offices,schools, hospitals or care homes, is key to the UK economy,and ensuring that adequate fire prevention procedures are inplace is an essential safety requirement. Where fire safety for domestic furniture is defined by legislation, the requirements for the contract sector are, at first sight, more complex. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires that there are fire risk assessments in place for all buildings used for non-domestic activities. However, it is not always clear how these relate to furniture. This guide clearly shows how furniture should be considered in a risk assessment, and how this impacts on
different types of usage, together with the obligations of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and end-users.
The regulations and standards relating to flammability of furniture and furnishings in a commercial environment
The obligations of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and end users in relation to fire safety and FF&E
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