OPSS: 'a new approach to the FFFSR'
The Office for Product Safety and Standards have released their first newsletter update detailing possible changes to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. A copy is available below to members of the Furniture Industry Research Association.
After reviewing the document, Levent Caglar, Head of Consultancy and Senior Ergonomist at our service provider. FIRA International made these comments:
"The key change is that the entire time scale has been extended by about a year, so the expected launch of any new regulations is the end 2022, instead of end 2021. A first draft regulation is expected to be ready by spring 2022, again a year late. It's also worth noting that OPSS are going to continue with dialogue with the stakeholders until spring 2021, giving the opportunity for input into the regulations."
We'll continue to keep members up-to-date with developments as and when available.