Flammability

Flammability Guidance for Contract Seating: Fire Safety of Office Work Chairs in Domestic Environments
Flammability

Flammability Guidance for Contract Seating: Fire Safety of Office Work Chairs in Domestic Environments

In conjunction with Trading Standards, clarifies whether the FFFSR would fully apply in four scenarios

26th May, 2021 Flammability
Upholstered furniture supplied to ROI must now meet Irish regulations, not UK regulations

Upholstered furniture supplied to ROI must now meet Irish regulations, not UK regulations

This is a change in advice previously received and must be implemented with immediate effect
23rd April, 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
Implications of providing office/contract chairs for employees who are working at home
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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 Information
California AB2998 and ASTM E05 Fire Committee

California AB2998 and ASTM E05 Fire Committee

California regulation prohibiting flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture
24th December, 2019 News
BS 7176 compliance: Guide for manufacturers seeking to claim compliance
Flammability

BS 7176 compliance: Guide for manufacturers seeking to claim compliance

Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating

4th December, 2019 Flammability
New 'Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture'

New 'Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture'

The new Compliance Scheme has been in operation for a month, and the first two companies to gain Certified Company status are confirmed as retailers ScS and DFS. We're also hosting an event with Hertfordshire Trading Standards on 8 February so those from across the furniture supply chain can learn more about the new scheme.
1st February, 2018 News
European Chemical Agency calls for evidence on flame retardants used in polyurethane foams

European Chemical Agency calls for evidence on flame retardants used in polyurethane foams

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), with support from the Danish EPA, has recently published a draft screening report which has identified potential risks to children from exposure to the flame retardants used in polyurethane foams.
15th December, 2017 News
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