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Improved Performance for Businesses Implementing ISO 14001:2015
Sustainability

Improved Performance for Businesses Implementing ISO 14001:2015

This article is a simple, beginners guide to performance measurement.

22nd May, 2018 Sustainability
CE Marking: Medical Devices Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC: Requirements for Furniture
Regulations

CE Marking: Medical Devices Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC: Requirements for Furniture

How to classify your products based on their intended usage, including Guidance on what all products must be subject to (regardless of their classification)

21st May, 2018 Regulations
Product Selection for the furniture supply chain
Information

Product Selection for the furniture supply chain

How to manage the product selection process from initial brief to placing your product on the market, working with your furniture suppliers to deliver a good, safe product.

24th April, 2018 Information
Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2017
Information

Statistical Digest for the Furniture Industry 2017

Furniture industry statistics, including facts, figures and commentary covering furniture production and international trade.

Published January 2018

1st January, 2018 Information
What do I need to know to sell highchairs in the UK?
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What do I need to know to sell highchairs in the UK?

Summary of highchair testing and specification requirements taking account of the current standards and possible introduction of a European standard.

29th September, 2017 Information
Bariatric Seating:  Performance and Dimensional Requirement (FIRA Standard)
Standards

Bariatric Seating: Performance and Dimensional Requirement (FIRA Standard)

This FIRA Standard specifies safety, strength and durability performance requirements for the structural safety and stability of all types of bariatric seating for office, hospital, contract and domestic use.

14th September, 2017 Standards
​Childcare product classification
Information

​Childcare product classification

Identifying the difference between a toy and an item of furniture correctly, as the standards and test methods applicable to these two categories of product are substantially different.

13th September, 2017 Information
Standards applicable to the sale of childcare (furniture) products in the UK
Information

Standards applicable to the sale of childcare (furniture) products in the UK

A summary of some of the products and standards relating to the manufacture, specification and sale of furniture and related products designed or intended for use by children in the UK.

1st September, 2017 Information
Glass in Furniture: Best Practice Guide (FRQG)
Standards

Glass in Furniture: Best Practice Guide (FRQG)

The guide has been developed in conjunction with the Furniture Retail Quality Group, whose members include technologists from many of the leading UK furniture retailers.

4th July, 2017 Standards
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