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Work from home resources

As advice is issued once again to encourage home working, here's a reminder of guides available from the Furniture Industry Research Association:

Implications of providing office/contract chairs for employees who are working at home

  • On behalf of its members, the Furniture Industry Research Association has sought clarification from the OPSS (Office for Product Safety Standards) via the Hertfordshire Trading Standards Office (TS), to determine if the office chairs in use in the home environment are required to comply with the UK’s Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (FFFSR-1988 Regulations) in circumstances where they have already been tested to BS 7176: 2008 + A1; 2011.

Home Office Buyers Guide

  • This guide, which is freely accessible to all, will help individuals and companies select fit-for-purpose furniture and accessories to kit out the home office. The guide is broken up into several sections covering employer’s legal responsibility to home working employees; what equipment is necessary based on how much time is spent working at home and specific product guidance

Ergonomic Home Working – Guides for Employers and Employees

  • We've produced two guides, one explaining employers’ responsibilities to their remote working employees, and the other, a practical guide for users of laptops and computers to optimise their home working environment, and help improve productivity and comfort.