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Testing Services

Testing Services Group

Why test products and furniture?

Product and furniture testing provides reassurance to you and your customers, not only for meeting mandatory safety requirements, but as an insight into the performance and durability of a product when it is being used. This will help to identify any issues prior to the product going on sale, reducing returns and customer complaints.

FIRA International's UKAS-accredited laboratory carries out testing which simulates real-life use and foreseeable misuse for all types of furniture and related products for both the domestic and contract markets.

Companies that carry out testing with FIRA International can use our logo next to products to make them stand out above the rest. Read more about using the FIRA International logo against tested products.

Use our Certificate Checker to confirm that a product has been tested by FIRA International.

FIRA International is accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), ensuring that tests are carried out to the highest standards.

Our testing services include:

  • Flammability and physical performance tests on fabrics, foams, mattresses and cushions (upholstery)
  • Safety, strength and durability testing on finished products including seating, tables and storage furniture
  • Performance tests on adhesives and boards
  • Bespoke testing services
  • Development of new test methods
  • Assessment of instructions and flat pack assembly
  • User trials
  • Dimensional assessment against ergonomic Standards
  • Design concept evaluation