Flammability

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
Flammability regulations are focus of next FIRA International webinar

Flammability regulations are focus of next FIRA International webinar

Background and requirements of the flammability regulations for the domestic and contract furniture markets
21st 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
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
A guide for manufacturers seeking to claim compliance with BS 7176
Flammability

A guide for manufacturers seeking to claim compliance with BS 7176

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

4th December, 2019 Flammability
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