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​New Standards Meeting Report from Europe

Posted on 27th May, 2016

A meeting of the Standards Committee responsible for producing furniture standards, CEN TC207, was recently held in Paris. The meeting was wide ranging covering current and future development of standards for furniture, as well as an EU approach to developing International Standards (ISO).

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Understanding how to meet your sustainability and EU Timber Regulation obligations

Posted on 25th May, 2016

​One of the challenges facing industry is how to carry out the necessary due diligence required to demonstrate that timber and timber based products are sourced legally, and sustainably. The WWF has asked FIRA to extend an invitation to our furniture importer, manufacturer and retailer contacts, encouraging them to attend an event specifically targeted at the furniture sector.

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​Top Tips for Ergonomics in the Office

Posted on 24th May, 2016

There is significant scope for organisations to improve efficiency, health and safety and employee satisfaction by applying ergonomics in the working environment. Ergonomically designed workplaces, equipment and jobs aim to modify the environment to meet people’s needs. A furniture expert explains why ergonomics is important.

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Important Alert for FIRA Members - spam email

Posted on 27th April, 2016

We have been made aware that some of our members have received an email from a company called Business Data, with the title 'Furniture Industry Research Association', requesting information. We wish to make it clear that this is in no way anything to do with The Furniture Industry Research Association

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