On Friday 8 September, the Furniture Industry Research Association hosted their annual House of Lords reception.
On Thursday 7 September, the Furniture Industry Research Association hosted their AGM, which signalled some changes to the Council who govern the Research Association. Two new members were elected to the Council; Nigel Punshon and Alan Bennett.
The development of the standard has taken a number of years and involved engagement with a number of stakeholders including the health service, patients, retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to the healthcare market.
A revised version of the European test method standard for cots has been published. BS EN 716-2: 2017 Furniture — Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use. Part 2 Test Methods replaces the previous 2008 version (amended in 2013) with immediate effect.
A new European Standard covering requirements for the gas cylinders used in office chairs, and similar seating has been published.