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Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA)

The Furniture Industry Research Association supports the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Hundreds of members already benefit from access to unrivalled knowledge, helping to keep them informed and providing guidance on compliance.

  • Chris Winsor
  • Tel: 01438 777 700
  • Web:
  • Address:
    Maxwell Rd Stevenage
    SG1 2EW

CPD Courses

Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings in the Home - A guide to UK Regulations Image

CPD course title: Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings in the Home - A guide to UK Regulations (Online)

  • CPD Fees: FREE

  • CPD Duration: 2 Hours

  • CPD Venue: Online

CPD overview

This guide has been formulated using the independent expertise of the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) which has been testing and advising on flammability issues with valuable contributions from the Executive of the British Furniture Confederation and the wider industry.

The guide provides understanding of what needs to be done to ensure product compliance, and which tests apply to which products.

In addition, there are still many products, especially imported items, which do not comply. Changes in materials usage, plus novel products, design and technologies, and a growth in imports, mean that vigilance is still required to ensure all those responsible understand their obligations.

Learning objectives

To gain an understanding of:

  • The regulations for fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home
  • Current practice and changes in the furniture and furnishings industry
  • Ambiguities and anomalies resulting from misinterpretation of the regulations
  • The responsibilities of different organisations in the furniture supply chain

Read the full informative guide

 


Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings In The Contract and Non-Domestic Sectors Image

CPD course title: Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings In The Contract and Non-Domestic Sectors (Online)

  • CPD Fees: FREE

  • CPD Duration: 2 hours

  • CPD Venue: Online

CPD overview

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.

Learning objectives

To gain an understanding of:

  • The regulations and standards relating to flammability of furniture and furnishings in a commercial environment
  • Risk assessment
  • The obligations of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and end users in relation to fire safety and FF&E

Read the full informative guide