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New office furniture Standard published

FIRA can announce that an amendment to the standard for assessing the suitability of electrical cabling on office desking systems has been published:

BS6396: 2008 + A1: 2015 Electrical systems in office furniture and educational furniture

Has been published and supersedes the 2008 version. The key changes are:

• The addition of a requirement for furniture to have an RCD device fitted if the building supply does not.
• A refinement of the requirements to prevent sockets from liquid spills

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