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​Standards meeting update – finger entrapment

FIRA International’s General Manager, Phil Reynolds, recently chaired a meeting on the European Standards working group – CEN TC207 WG9 – Common test methods for furniture.

The focus of the group was to develop a guidance document for other working groups to use, to try and harmonise the requirements for finger entrapment, shear and compression requirements for fingers, which vary across standards.

This is a very controversial issue in standardisation, but good progress was made, and members of the Furniture Industry Research Association can read more about the meeting and developments here