The UK's Furniture Research Association

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Training & Events


FIRA International Ltd delivers a wide range of training courses designed to keep Research Association members and the wider furniture supply chain up-to-date. Bespoke in-house courses are also available, email to request further details. Our sister company Exova-BM Trada also deliver a variety of courses, click here to view their course directory.

*Our courses do tend to get reach capacity so early booking is always advised*

Upcoming Events:

Office/Contract Furniture Technical Forum
Event Thursday 04 Oct, 2018 - 10:00

The Furniture Industry Research Association are running this must-attend free event for all those involved in the contract / office sector, covering everything from standards to REACH, from Brexit to machinery directives. Content will be delivered by the industry experts at FIRA International.

FIRA Open Day, Thursday 11 October
Event Thursday 11 Oct, 2018 - 10:00

Find out how we can help you meet your business needs by attending one of our Open Days. Early booking is advised.

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations Training
Training Thursday 15 Nov, 2018 - 10:00

Understanding the requirements of the UK flammability regulations can be difficult. This course is designed to give an overview of the regulations and requirements for different types of upholstered furniture items and assistance in understanding what is needed to ensure your products are compliant.

EU Timber Regulation Trading
Training Wednesday 05 Dec, 2018 - 9:30

FIRA's EUTR Awareness Training course is designed to enable organisations to understand their legal obligations when importing, selling and trading timber and timber products in the EU.