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    A summary of some of the products and standards relating to the manufacture, specification and sale of furniture and rel...

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    What do I need to know to sell highchairs in the UK?

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    Summary of highchair testing and specification requirements taking account of the current standards and possible introdu...

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    FIRA Standard - Remanufacturing

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    FIRA Standard which specifies the requirements for the remanufacture of office and contract furniture including seating,...

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    Improved Performance for Businesses Implementing ISO 14001:2015

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    This article is a simple, beginners guide to performance measurement.

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

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    Clarification from the OPSS (Office for Product Safety Standards) via the Hertfordshire Trading Standards Office (TS), t...

  • BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017

    BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017

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    Summary of the British Furniture Confederation’s Proposed Revision of Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regula...

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    Introduction to the Domestic Flammability Regulations training

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    Recorded training session to help you understand the Furniture & Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations for household f...

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    Current and alternative flame retardants for upholstered furniture

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    The use of flame retardants in furniture and furnishings is of great significance, especially in the UK, where fire safe...

  • Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the contract and non-domestic sectors - a guide to the UK requirements

    Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the contract and non-domestic sectors - a guide to the U...

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    The fire safety of upholstered furniture supplied into the non-domestic market is more complex. It is heavily influenced...

  • Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home - A Guide to the UK Regulations

    Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home - A Guide to the UK Regulations

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    Any filling material, whether foam or non-foam, intended for use in furniture, must meet specified ignition tests. This ...

  • Furniture Retail Quality Group best practice guide - flammability testing

    Furniture Retail Quality Group best practice guide - flammability testing

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    Advice for upholstery component manufacturers and suppliers to help identify the requirements for different upholstery c...

  • The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings

    The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishin...

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    This report investigates the impact of the presence of flame retardants on the furniture industry in relation to the dis...

  • Cable Management Systems– Understanding BS 6396

    Cable Management Systems– Understanding BS 6396

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    Guide to help you understand the requirements for electrical systems in office and educational furniture

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    Electrical accessories incorporated into furniture - a guide to the UK Regulations

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    For designers and manufacturers of furniture with electrical features, covering applicable EU Directives and CE marking ...

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    Electrically actuated furniture for the domestic market - a guide to the UK Regulations

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    Guide to the Application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Edition 2.1 in relation to domestic furniture

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    Electrically powered office furniture - a guide to the UK Regulations

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    The 62 page guide identifies the relationship with powered office furniture products such as sit / stand desking and oth...

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    The General Product Safety Directive, furniture industry guide to legislation

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    43 page guide to support the furniture industry in understanding the GPSD

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    CE Marking Toolkit

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    To support members in meeting the strict requirements of CE Marketing Directives