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BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017
Flammability

BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017

Summary of the British Furniture Confederation’s Proposed Revision of Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

30th June, 2017 Flammability
Sustainability Hotspot Analysis for the Furniture Industry
Sustainability

Sustainability Hotspot Analysis for the Furniture Industry

The Furniture Industry Research Association presents the wide ranging aspects of a sustainability hotspot analysis by researching and contextualising the commercial, reputational and material source risks that exist within supply chains.

30th May, 2017 Sustainability
Children’s Domestic Storage Furniture: Industry Standard FIRA/FRQG C004 2016 + A1 2017
Standards

Children’s Domestic Storage Furniture: Industry Standard FIRA/FRQG C004 2016 + A1 2017

FIRA Standard created due to the absence of any British or European Standards applicable to children’s domestic and camping furniture.

30th March, 2017 Standards
Sustainable Forestry & PEFC scheme updates​ - January 2017
Sustainability

Sustainable Forestry & PEFC scheme updates​ - January 2017

These are notes from a Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) workshop

30th January, 2017 Sustainability
REACH Guide 2017 (Archived)
Sustainability

REACH Guide 2017 (Archived)

This guide is designed to give a general introduction to REACH awareness and user obligations.


26th January, 2017 Sustainability
Remanufacturing for the Circular Economy
Sustainability

Remanufacturing for the Circular Economy

Report summarising the finding of a project which compares the potential of remanufactured furniture versus brand new product, carried out in collaboration with Orangebox.

14th July, 2016 Sustainability
The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings
Flammability

The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings

This report investigates the impact of the presence of flame retardants on the furniture industry in relation to the disposal of upholstery and furnishings

30th November, 2015 Flammability
Guide to Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industries
Information

Guide to Health and safety management for the woodworking and furniture industries

Fulfilling the legal requirements, implementing processes and maintaining documented systems

1st November, 2015 Information
Mind The Gap -  Skills and Training in the Furniture Industry
Information

Mind The Gap - Skills and Training in the Furniture Industry

This report aims to fuel the development of industry wide initiatives to ensure that the skills agenda is fully addressed.

30th October, 2015 Information
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