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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.
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New CEN Technical Report on children’s anthropometric and strength data
CEN/TR 17698 ‘Ergonomics - Demands and Availability of anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe’
OPSS Publish response to product safety consultation
The responses will be used by OPSS to shape the future development of product safety requirements
Plastic Packaging (General) Regulation 2021
As part of the Finance Act 2021 HMR&C have launched a short consultation with industry
BS 6396 Electrical systems in furniture – Specification
The standard is open for public comment until 21 December 2021
DEFRA releases results of study into POPs in domestic upholstery waste
The BFC, represented by technical personnel from FIRA, NBF and the BFM, sat on the working group to represent the furniture manufacturing sector
CEN/TC 443 N 153 Feather and down – Test method – Determination of animal species
This standard defines the correct test procedure for identifying the species in plumage
We're moving – 1st November 2021
New postal address but telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same
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Home Office Buyers Guide
To help individuals and companies select fit-for-purpose furniture and accessories to kit out the home office
Standards update report - September 2021
Updates across various standards and regulatory updates and consultations, including
REACH: Restricted Substances in Furniture - M3 Children's Furniture
Matrix showing the substance, restriction and test methods were available
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Business support templates covering a broad range of topics including carbon footprinting (Scope 1&2), UKCA Marking, Biocides, Modern Slavery and more
Comprehensive database of all current standards, search by standard number or product type
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