FIRA International release Open Day schedule for 2019
FIRA International, the service provider to the Research Association, has released their Open Day schedule for 2019, confirming the dates as:
The Open Days, which are free to attend and open to all from across the furniture sector, are designed to give delegates an insight into FIRA International, and also the Furniture Industry Research Association.
The agenda includes all facets of furniture testing, including a tour of FIRA International's newly expanded UKAS accredited testing facilities, details of Certification schemes for furniture products and installation services, ergonomic services and the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award, consultancy and research services within FIRA International, sustainabilityand the work of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Project (FISP) and also furniture aftercare with FIRA International’s Service Technicians team - including a ‘hands-on’ furniture repair demonstration.
Commenting on the Open Days, Phil Reynolds, General Manager at FIRA International said: “We’re especially looking forward to opening our doors for the 2019 Open Days as these are the first since our acquisition in 2017 by Element Materials Technology and very recent rebrand which launched at the start of December.
“We’re also very proud of our recent expansion, which has seen new testing equipment, especially around structures, and also the doubling of our flammability laboratory. Even if you have been to an Open Day before you’re more than welcome to visit us once again and see all our changes first-hand.”
As the Service Provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association, FIRA International also include an important overview of the work of the Research Association as part of the Open Day agenda. This includes details of recently published publications, knowledge, insights into standards and their work with the British Furniture Confederation on key topics such as flammability regulations. Membership benefits and options are also explained.