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.
New approach …to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations
January newsletter from OPSS
Flammability regulations are focus of next FIRA International webinar
Background and requirements of the flammability regulations for the domestic and contract furniture markets
Update on fire safety of contract seating in domestic settings
Establishing clear furniture fire safety guidelines that can be applied to office chairs used in the home
New substances added to REACH candidate list of SVHC
The two substances are both considered as toxic to reproduction
Our Annual Review is now available
2020 activity review, and new Chair, Brian Ahern looks to 2021
HMRC's latest Trader Support Service (TSS) bulletin
Latest guidance post-Brexit
Consultancy on proposal to reclassify Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins
One of the registered uses under REACH for the MCCPs is as a flame retardant for textiles
Employers guide to home working updated
HSE clarified employers have same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers
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New UKCA Marking is the focus of latest guide for members
The 36 page guide aims to demystify the new marks - which come into force on 1 Jan 2021
REACH Regulations 2020 Statutory Instrument (SI) laid before Parliament
Likely to come into force at the end of the Transition Period
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With the new UKCA Mark coming into force on
1 January 2021, this 36 page guide has been published to support members in navigating the new complexities it brings
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