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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.
Industry charity launches month-long Online Christmas Charity Auction
The auction will feature over 20 exclusive lots, showcasing the best in furniture, experiences, and unique collectibles
Research Association publishes new guide ‘Insight into Standards’
Understand how standards are made and how to get involved in the standards-making process
Research Association members respond to Government Flammability Regulations Consultation
Collective member feedback on the 19 questions raised in the Government consultation
Flammability Regulations Consultation Update – OPSS responds to questions
Answers from Government regarding questions raised by members at our Flammability Consultation Forums
Furniture Industry Research Association published new Lean Manufacturing Training Toolkit Part 2 - '7 Wastes’ now available
To help furniture manufacturers looking to introduce lean principles into their organisation. This part contains all the information needed to carry out practical and theoretical training exercises in the ‘7 Wastes’ concept with a team of employees
Quarterly Standards Update Report September 2023
Comprehensive report for members covering updates on standards and regulations during the last 3 months
Furniture Industry Research Association publish new Lean Manufacturing Training Toolkit
To help furniture manufacturers looking to introduce lean principles into their organisation. Part 1 - 5C Workplace Organisation is now available
Government announces indefinite extension of CE Marking
You can access the full statement here
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Insight into Standards
Guide to help companies in the furniture industry understand how standards are made, and how to get involved in the stan...
Lean Manufacturing Training Toolkit - Part 2 - 7 Wastes
Practical and theoretical training exercises in the ‘7 Wastes’ Lean manufacturing concept for furniture manufacturers
Lean Manufacturing Training Toolkit - Part 1 - 5C Workplace Organisation
How to carry out 5C workplace organisation - training for furniture manufacturers
Social and Ethical Audit Guidance and Checklist
Guidance for the furniture industry on how to conduct a social and ethical audit, including key questions and evidence n...
Upholstered Furniture Design Brief Template
Business template to support furniture buyers, retailers and upholstery manufacturers in developing detailed design brie...
Mattress Specification Template
Template to help mattress manufacturers develop their own detailed specification sheets
Flammability Checklist for Products Guidance
Checklist to help companies identify that products have the correct test certification to comply with the UK Flammabilit...
Facility Space Planning Template
Resource to help furniture manufacturers with re-designing their facility
UK Timber Regulation Guidance and Template V2
Understanding the requirements of UK Timber Regulation and achieving compliance for the furniture industry
Flammability Tracker Template
Furniture Flammability testing tracker to help you manage your flammability testing responsibilities
Health & Wellbeing Policy Template
Help in developing a mental health and wellbeing policy for your organisation
Sustainability KPI Dashboard Template
Business template developed by furniture Industry expert to help measure and improve sustainability performance
Furniture Products Risk Assessment Guidance and Template
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