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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Meeting the requirements of the Irish Fire Safety Regulations

5th May, 2021

The BFC, BRC and UKTLF are working together on guidance for the industry on the differences between the two sets of Regulations

Sustainability training for the furniture industry with FIRA International

New sustainability training modules from our service provider, FIRA International

4th May, 2021

Preferential rates for FIRA members

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Upholstered furniture supplied to ROI must now meet Irish regulations, not UK regulations

23rd April, 2021

This is a change in advice previously received and must be implemented with immediate effect

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Government consults on extended producer responsibility for packaging

21st April, 2021

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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Train with the experts at our service provider, FIRA International

21st April, 2021

FIRA members receive preferential delegate rates on REACH and flammability modules

Packaging

Our latest publication is centred on alternative packaging

19th April, 2021

The Government are taking a stronger focus on the environment and sustainability with an emphasis on packaging and recycling

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Government consults on waste prevention programme

15th April, 2021

It's estimated 2.5% of waste from UK households is furniture (including carpets) and the industry is responsible for 1% of the UK’s Carbon Footprint

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'Guide to Regulations for electrical accessories incorporated into furniture' - updated

7th April, 2021

This updated guide to the Regulations includes amendments related to Brexit and associated legislation changes including the UKCA mark

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Recorded training on key topics

To help members navigate regulations, directives and standards

UKCA & UKNI marking guidance

This 36 page guide has been published to support members in navigating the new complexities it brings

Home working guides

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

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Standards Update Report - March 2021

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FIRA International services

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