Flammability

UK / Ireland flammability regulations clarification

UK / Ireland flammability regulations clarification

Upholstered furniture that meets UK fire safety regulations will continue to be accepted in Ireland post Brexit
16th February, 2021 News
Fire safety of contract seating in domestic settings

Fire safety of contract seating in domestic settings

Draft guidance document on the fire safety of contract seating in domestic environments to be produced
10th February, 2021 News
Clarifications from Trading Standards regarding contract chairs in a domestic environment

Clarifications from Trading Standards regarding contract chairs in a domestic environment

Clarification relates to 'legacy’ chairs (marketed pre-pandemic), contract chairs (marketed post-pandemic) and mesh back chairs
28th January, 2021 News
New approach …to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

New approach …to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

January newsletter from OPSS
22nd January, 2021 News
Consumer attitudes to fire safety information on furniture

Consumer attitudes to fire safety information on furniture

Results from The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) research
2nd October, 2020 News
Introduction to the Domestic Flammability Regulations training
Flammability

Introduction to the Domestic Flammability Regulations training

Recorded training to help you understand the fire safety regulations for household furniture

24th September, 2020 Flammability
Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 as amended

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 as amended

Due to Covid-19 OPSS have been revising their timetable and does not expect to have new regulations ready until 2022
25th August, 2020 News
Implications of providing office/contract chairs for employees who are working at home

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

Clarification from OPSS: do office chairs in the home need to comply with the FFFSR if they've been tested to BS 7176: 2008 + A1; 2011.
10th July, 2020 News
Implications of providing office/contract chairs for employees who are working at home
Ergonomics

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

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

10th July, 2020 Ergonomics
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