FIRA hosts Open Day

Posted on 19th October, 2017

Delegates had a busy agenda which included an introduction to the work of the Furniture Industry Research Association, and then FIRA International Ltd - which is the commercial service provider to the Research Association.

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Imperial Office receive FIRA Gold Installation

Posted on 13th October, 2017

To achieve FIRA Gold Installation for Office Furniture, Imperial Office were subject to an in-depth audit to ensure they could demonstrate their installers are suitably qualified, and that all necessary procedures, documentation and quality standards are in place. Furthermore the audit included a review of Imperial Office’s customer service.

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CE Marking for Electrically Actuated Domestic Furniture course

Posted on 10th October, 2017

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​.

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European Standards meeting report – Common test methods for furniture

Posted on 6th October, 2017

A meeting of CEN TC207 WG9, the working group tasked with producing test method standards for furniture recently met in Paris. The main topic of the meeting, chaired by FIRA International’s General Manager, Phil Reynolds, was to discuss comments on the revision of the European Stability standard EN 1022 Furniture. Seating. Determination of stability.

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