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New Standard for outdoor furniture published

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

BS EN 581-3: 2017 Outdoor furniture. Seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract use. Mechanical safety requirements for tables

The new standard replaces the previous 2007 version with immediate effect. The main changes are an update of the test methods referenced in the standard to include the methods contained with the standard BS EN 1730: 2012 Furniture. Tables. Test methods for the determination of stability, strength and durability, and also an update to the standards referenced for toughened glass.

For more information, or to test to this new standard, please contact FIRA on 01438 777700 or email