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Latest update on standards
The latest quarterly 'Standards Update' from the Furniture Industry Research Association is now available to members.
The 9 page document covers new and revised standards being published, alongside details of the new guide to the EU machinery directive issued in July 2017 - which has a major impact on all motorised domestic furniture such as recliner chairs, rise-recliner chairs, electrically adjustable beds, height adjustable desks and electrically actuated kitchen furniture.
Areas addressed in the update include non-domestic storage, non-domestic tables and desks, office seating / non-domestic seating, office desking, educational furniture, beds, domestic seating, kitchens, children's furniture, hardware, surface finishes and finger entrapment.
FIRA members can access the 'Quarterly Standards Update Report' here.
If you’re interested in becoming a FIRA member to access this, and other key FIRA resources including our comprehensive standards database, then please click here.