Contract flammability regulations are the fifth and final training session for members
A focus on the contract flammability regulations brings a series of recorded training sessions developed by the Furniture Industry Research Association to a close.
The ‘Introduction to fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the contract and non-domestic sector’ was developed by Howard James, Testing and Technical Manager, at FIRA International (the service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association), and covers:
- Measures and basic requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO)
- How the RRFSO affects furniture
- Upholstered seating requirements
- Bed and mattress requirements
- Due diligence
Speaking on the training, James said “The aim of the training is to give a high level overview of the contract flammability regulations, and I based much of the content to reflect the main queries we receive here in our UKAS-accredited flammability laboratory.
“Since March we’ve seen a stark step-change in the nature of enquiries. Increasingly contract manufacturers and retailers are targeting the domestic office environment to reflect the shift we’re seeing away from more traditional workplaces. Due to huge differences in the contract and domestic flammability regulations, it’s not just a case of being able to sell contract furniture to home users, so we address these additional issues through this training by raising awareness and supporting the industry in being compliant.”
Further sessions available also include:
- Introduction to Biocidal Products Regulation
- Introduction to Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulations
- Introduction to the EU Timber Regulation
- Introduction to the domestic flammability regulations
All of which are available here www.fira.co.uk/recordedtraining