Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association
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.
The 'why' and 'how' of flammability testing for domestic and contract furniture, with open Q&A
Webinar hosted by our service provider, FIRA International
New website for our service provider, FIRA International
We've 'shared' a web presence since 1999, but now our service provider has a new website
'New' flam regs, OPSS update on scope, essential safety requirements and labelling
OPSS have been talking to experts, academia, fire services, Trading Standards, PHE and the Environment Agency
Updated Electrically Actuated Domestic Furniture Guide
This updated guide to the Regulations’ includes amendments related to Brexit and associated legislation changes including the UKCA mark
Webinar: Demystifying the flammability regulations
Playback available, which centers on regulations for furniture and beds, across domestic and contract markets
REACH: New Chinese consumer goods standard restricts 117 chemicals
The requirements come into force on 1st June 2021
UK / Ireland flammability regulations clarification
Upholstered furniture that meets UK fire safety regulations will continue to be accepted in Ireland post Brexit
BFC Calls on Chancellor to Extend Help to Furniture Industry
Calls for the Chancellor to extend government help to the sector in his March 3 budget
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Electrically actuated furniture for the domestic GB market - a guide to the Regulations
Guide to the Application of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.
Electrically powered office furniture - a guide to the UK Regulations
The relationship with powered office furniture products falling within the scope of the Machinery Directive.
Electrical accessories incorporated into furniture - a guide to the UK Regulations
For designers and manufacturers of furniture with electrical features, covering EU Directives and CE marking.
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