Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association

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Supporting the entire furniture supply chain

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.

Membership is open to all, with different types of membership for retailers, manufacturers and international organisations. By joining you will be supporting research and highlighting your company's commitment to raising standards across the furniture industry.

Further benefits include preferential rates on solutions offered by our service provider, FIRA International.

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ECHA Confirms New Additions to SVHC List

14th July, 2021

Eight new entries added to the Substances of Very High Concern List

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The Irish Fire Safety Regulations for Upholstered Furniture Update

13th July, 2021

Further guidance and clarity from the Irish authorities is needed

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Members Furlough and Materials Survey Findings

12th July, 2021

Members share their opinions and industry concerns

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Webinar: Domestic furniture testing - product safety considerations and compliance

6th July, 2021

Hosted by our service provider, this practical session will demonstrate how domestic furniture products are tested, and how to work to compliance

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Latest quarterly standards update now available

23rd June, 2021

Updates across various standards and regulations including the latest on the 'new' UK flammability regs and meeting the Irish regs for those supplying to ROI

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BFC urges Government 'one size does not fit all' in response to waste prevention plan

18th June, 2021

The BFC is cautioning on the unintended consequences of treating the furniture industry as a single sector in plans to consult on EPR scheme


Protecting consumers from unsafe products

16th June, 2021

Report published by the National Audit Office into UK product safety system


FIRA and Trading Standards confirm flammability requirements for office work chairs used in a domestic environment

27th May, 2021

The guidance covers four ‘scenarios’ and clarifies whether the FFFSR would fully apply, alongside the role of the GPSR

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Recorded training on key topics

To help members navigate regulations, directives and standards

UKCA & UKNI marking guidance

This 36 page guide has been published to support members in navigating the new complexities it brings

Home working guides

As more people are working from home on a regular or permanent basis, setting up an ergonomic workspace in the home is more important than ever

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Comprehensive database of all current standards, search by standard number or product type

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Standards Update Report - June 2021

Updates across various standards and regulations including the latest on the 'new' UK flammability regs and meeting the Irish regs for those supplying to ROI

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The gateway to all our knowledge - find guides, research, publications and more

FIRA International services

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