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.
September Quarterly Standards Update
The latest update on standards affecting the furniture industry is now live and available to members
OPSS survey - understanding the impact of the new approach FFRs
The results of the survey will strengthen OPSS's evidence base and help to refine the proposals for the policy
PAS 7050 Bringing safe products to market - Code of Practice
Open for public comment until 27 September
Another Matrix for REACH - children's furniture
Matrix addresses the substance, restriction, test method (where available) and materials for different components
UKCA Marking Guidance updated
Changes following the Government announcement to postpone the requirement for manufacturers to adopt the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark
Webinar playback: 'Domestic furniture testing - product safety considerations and compliance'
Access the playback from the webinar which was recently hosted by our service provider, FIRA International
Furniture Industry Research Association publish new business support documents and templates
The suite is designed to support members in being compliant with various regulations
UK REACH accredited stakeholders
FIRA granted Occasional Stakeholder status and will be represented by John Hubbard
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REACH: Restricted Substances in Furniture - M1 Upholstery
Matrix showing the substance, restriction, test method(s) and materials for different components of upholstery.
REACH: Restricted Substances in Furniture - M2 Mattresses
Matrix showing the substance, restriction, test method(s) and materials for different components of mattresses.
Standards update report - June 2021
Updates across various standards and regulatory updates and consultations, including a look at the 'new' flam regs
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Business support templates covering a broad range of topics including carbon footprinting (Scope 1&2), UKCA Marking, Biocides, Modern Slavery and more
Comprehensive database of all current standards, search by standard number or product type
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