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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Workshop: electrically operated kitchen units and height adjustable desking

4th August, 2022

Compliance with prEN 17684 and the Machinery Directive

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New member resource: Health and Wellbeing Policy Template

2nd August, 2022

The new template aims to help members in developing a mental health and wellbeing policy for their organisation

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'Sustainability KPI Dashboard Template' devised to support members

26th July, 2022

Template incorporates waste, supply chains, timber, packaging, energy, community relations and more

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Flammability and FR Chemicals Technical Forum

12th July, 2022

Members are invited to share thoughts and expectations to develop a coherent industry position heading into the consultation.

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Second template released for members: Risk Assessment for furniture products

12th July, 2022

Guidance on how to carry out a product risk assessment and document in a technical file

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Furniture and home goods makers urged to use home improvement boom as catalyst for digital transformation

6th July, 2022

British Furniture Confederation praises success of North West Adoption Programme

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New 'Sharps and Broken Needle Procedure' template

5th July, 2022

We've been developing further business support templates for members, and the first in the new series, 'Sharps and Broken Needle Procedure' is now available

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Furniture industry shifts focus towards sustainability - but BFC survey highlights many challenges to overcome

23rd June, 2022

The UK’s furniture industry is prioritising environmental issues - but many are struggling with the complexities and need more help

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The 'knowledge hub'

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

Business Templates

Business support templates covering a broad range of topics including carbon footprinting (Scope 1&2), UKCA Marking, Biocides, Modern Slavery and more

Search the standards database

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

Recorded training on key topics

To help members navigate regulations, directives and standards

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FIRA International services

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