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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.
FIRA and Trading Standards confirm flammability requirements for office work chairs used in a domestic environment
The guidance covers four ‘scenarios’ and clarifies whether the FFFSR would fully apply, alongside the role of the GPSR
Important Alert for Members - Emails purporting to be from FIRA
Please take note and move any suspicious emails to your junk folder
New Approach … to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations
As part of the review of the UK domestic flammability regulations, OPSS share updates on the project
Association welcomes new members
14 New members for the Furniture Industry Research Association
Meeting the requirements of the Irish Fire Safety Regulations
The BFC, BRC and UKTLF are working together on guidance for the industry on the differences between the two sets of Regulations
New sustainability training modules from our service provider, FIRA International
Preferential rates for FIRA members
Upholstered furniture supplied to ROI must now meet Irish regulations, not UK regulations
This is a change in advice previously received and must be implemented with immediate effect
Government consults on extended producer responsibility for packaging
Proposals will remove the current chain of custody responsibilities and impose a single charge on the packaging producer, including requirements for mandatory labelling and recycling targets
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Flammability Guidance for Contract Seating - Fire safety of office work chairs in domestic environme...
In conjunction with Trading Standards, clarifies whether the FFFSR would fully apply in four scenarios
Guide to Alternative Packaging and Sustainability
Current requirements and potential options surrounding packaging materials in the furniture industry
Horizon Scanning Guide - New Hardline and Softline Materials
What is, and what could be on the horizon for the furniture sector in terms of alternative materials
Standards update report - March 2021
Updates across various standards and regulatory updates and consultations, including a look at the 'new' flam regs
UKCA & UKNI Marking Guidance
36 page guide to support members in navigating the new Great Britain and Northern Ireland Conformity Assessment Marks.
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This 36 page guide has been published to support members in navigating the new complexities it brings
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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Details of new standards, standards in development and ones under discussion, and 'new' flam regs