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Indoor air quality - DEFRA Meeting

Posted on 9th May, 2018

On 19th April FIRA attended a meeting, hosted by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and was facilitated by Holly Yates – H/O DEFRA Clean Air Strategy.

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FEMB Technical committee meeting - harmonising environmental and sustainability schemes

Posted on 8th May, 2018

​On 24th April 2018 FIRA attended the latest FEMB technical committee meeting, the notes of which are available for members. The committee are responsible for the development of the FEMB Level scheme which has sought to start the process of harmonising the numerous environmental and sustainability schemes for office and non-domestic furniture by using existing materials to develop a sustainability certification scheme of its own for Europe.

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New guidance published for finger entrapment.

Posted on 1st May, 2018

A new European technical report has been published which looks to offer guidance on finger entrapment criteria. PD CEN/TR 17202_2018 Furniture. General safety guidelines. Entrapment of fingers was produced by CEN TC207 WG9, the European Standards committee developing common test method standards for furniture. The working group is chaired by FIRA’s General Manager Phil Reynolds.

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