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​New Standard for outdoor furniture published

FIRA can announce that a new standard for outdoor seating has been published:

BS EN 581-2: 2015, featuring corrigendum 1 - Outdoor furniture — Seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract use. Part 2: Mechanical safety requirements and test methods for seating

The changes in the corrigendum are minimal, instating a table that had been accidentally omitted from the initial 2015 edition.

For more information, or to have your product tested, please contact FIRA on 01438 777700 or email