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.
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Electrical furniture, office furniture, non-domestic seating, educational furniture, bunk beds
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Topics include: ergonomics, sustainability, REACH and 'new' flam regs
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FIRA International broadens technical expertise
Appointment of John Hubbard as new Technical Consultant
New CENELEC standard: feedback on setting noise level limits
CENELEC is revising their standard (BS EN 60335-2) to include electrically operated furniture
Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL)
Recommends manufacturing roles such as furniture makers should not be included in the SOL
New standard proposal
How to address shear and compression risks in electrically operated furniture
Businesses will need to show imports from the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) have been legally harvested
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REACH Regulations 2020 Statutory Instrument (SI) laid before Parliament
Likely to come into force at the end of the Transition Period
Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
Amendments to environmental laws
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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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