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CE Marking for Electrically Actuated Domestic Furniture course

With an increase in the availability of rise/recliner chairs and adjustable beds, motorised furniture has become increasingly common, but the use of mechanisms and electrical components in furniture brings with it requirements and considerations for manufacturers, purchasers, specifiers, importers and distributors. With this in mind, on November 2 we're running a new course on CE Marking for Electrically Actuated Domestic Furniture.

Led by Bruce Lovell, this training course is for professionals in the furniture industry that manufacture, purchase, specify, distribute or import furniture products. It may be particularly useful for those people in organisations responsible for legal compliance of products manufactured or purchased.

Manufacturers of furniture products attending the course will be able to understand the process involved in the route to compliance and final CE marking of their products to comply with the applicable EU directives.

Purchasers, specifiers, importers and distributors will understand their responsibilities when placing a product on the market and what to look for in terms of documentation from the supplier to support claims for CE marking.

Running from 09.30-15.30/16.00, topics covered in the course include:

Introducing CE Marking

  • Background to CE marking
  • Harmonised standards and European directives

Directives related to furniture

  • LVD, EMC, machinery and ROHs

A route to compliance

  • Process flow diagram for CE Marking
  • Identification of applicable directives and standards for furniture
  • Self certification process

Technical documentation

  • Technical file contents
  • Risk assessments
  • Factory production control (FPC)
  • EU declaration of conformity and marking

The cost of the course is £300+VAT for FIRA members, or £400+VAT for non-members. This includes full training, options for one-to-one guidance specific to your organisation, all course materials including the new ‘FIRA Guide to Electrically actuated furniture for the domestic market’ document, refreshments and lunch.

For further information, or to book, contact Bruce Lovell via email on blovell@fira.co.uk or phone +44 (0)7795 614 061.

Early booking is advised, as there are just 10 delegate spaces available.