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​Safe Seats of Learning

FIRA has produced a call to action to improve furniture used in educational institutions. Safe seats of learning: How good school furniture can make a difference declares that a lot of furniture currently used in schools and colleges is not flexible, is bad for users' health [incidence of recurrent back pain in 10-16 year olds is alarmingly high] and is not suitable for use. The report also suggests the factors which drive the purchase of educational furniture are often the cost and the outdated idea that 'one size fits all'.

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