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Training & events

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FIRA International, the service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association, deliver a range of training courses (members receive a discount) and various other events designed to keep the furniture supply chain up-to-date.

Bespoke in-house training courses are also available, email info@fira.co.uk to request further details.

Upcoming Events:

January Furniture Show 2020

Exhibition
Sunday 19 Jan, 2020 - 9:30

The Research Association will be exhibiting at the show alongside FIRA International. Come and see us at stand B11, hall 2

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Furniture Fire Safety Training

Training
Thursday 06 Feb, 2020 - 10:00

The course explains the requirements of the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations covering the supply of furniture and beds for domestic use.

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An Introduction to Upholstered Furniture Regulations

Training
Tuesday 11 Feb, 2020 - 9:30

In this training course, the delegates will benefit from an introduction and understanding of the relevant regulations in the furniture industry.

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Furniture inspection/repair and consumer legal updates

Event
Wednesday 12 Feb, 2020 - 9:30

Our Service Technicians experts and the Furniture Ombudsman are hosting a free joint learning session covering the latest consumer legal updates, and the process of furniture inspection and repair when customers report a possible product defect

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FIRA Open Day, Thursday 13 February 2020

Event
Thursday 13 Feb, 2020 - 10:00

Meet the FIRA International team, have a tour of our UKAS accredited facilities, try repairing furniture and more.

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PAS7100, Risk Assessments and Due Diligence

Training
Wednesday 26 Feb, 2020 - 9:30

This course is all about PAS7100 (Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions) and digesting the requirements of the standard.

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CE Marking Electrically Powered Office Furniture

Training
Wednesday 04 Mar, 2020 - 9:30

There's been a rise in the sales volumes of powered office furniture including motors like sit stand desking and height adjustable monitor arms. These products require CE marking by the responsible person placing the product on the market in the first instance and is a legal requirement.

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PAS7100, Risk Assessments and Due Diligence

Training
Tuesday 19 May, 2020 - 9:30

This course is all about PAS7100 (Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions) and digesting the requirements of the standard.

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CE Marking Electrically Powered Office Furniture

Training
Wednesday 17 Jun, 2020 - 9:30

There's been a rise in the sales volumes of powered office furniture including motors like sit stand desking and height adjustable monitor arms. These products require CE marking by the responsible person placing the product on the market in the first instance and is a legal requirement.

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