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Updated Electrically Actuated Furniture Guide now includes kitchens

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The Furniture Industry Research Association have published an expanded version of the guide entitled ‘Electrically actuated furniture for the domestic market - a guide to the UK Regulations’ which now includes a section on Electrically actuated furniture in kitchens.

The guide aims to help those from across the furniture supply chain to understand how the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC 2006/42/EC impacts domestic furniture

Electrically actuated kitchen furniture falls under the requirements of the Machinery Directive and potentially other CE marking directives by virtue of design. The new section of the guide looks at the implications of CE marking these type of products.

The new guide is free to FIRA Members and is available to download below. Non-Members wishing to purchase can do so here

FIRA International are also hosting a CE marking training session on 8th May. Hosted by Bruce Lovell, with an agenda based around the content of the guide, the course aims to help manufacturers understand the route to compliance for CE marking in line with applicable EU directives. Whilst purchasers, specifiers, importers and distributors who attend will understand their responsibilities when placing an electrically actuated product on the market. A free copy of the guide will be provided to all course attendees.

The training is open to all across the furniture supply chain, however FIRA members do receive a discount.

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