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Fire Safety of Contract and Office Furniture

This flammability training course is perfect for new starters, colleagues needing a recap and experienced colleagues needing confirmation on relevant issues.

The course explains how the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order affects the supply of furniture and beds for office, contract and hospitality use. The course is structured in a way to show how a fire risk assessment affects furniture. In addition the course will look in detail at the two current British Standards for non-domestic furniture, BS 7176 (Seating) and BS 7177 (beds and mattresses) including an explanation of the testing and labelling requirements.

The course will also deal with common interpretations and frequently asked questions.

Finally the course will look at providing an understanding of the obligations to due diligence.

Key take-aways

For manufacturers and importers: You will take away a great understanding of raw material testing requirements, display and permanent labelling requirements and due diligence obligations.

For designers and specifiers: You will take away the above, and in addition, you’ll see exactly what manufacturers should be giving you, you’ll be able to confidently specify your requirements and finally, you’ll be able to implement quality systems in regards to your due diligence to increase product safety and reduce risks and recalls.

About the presenter

Phil Reynolds, Technical Development Manager, FIRA International Ltd

Phil joined FIRA International in 2001, having previously spent 13 years in manufacturing industry, specialising in special purpose machinery for the global paper and film industry.

Originally responsible for FIRA International’s product testing and certification department, Phil progressed through the business, taking responsibility for the commercial team and the technical services and research departments before becoming General Manager in 2012. In 2019 Phil changed his role to become the Chief Operating Officer of the Furniture Industry Research Association as well as providing technical knowledge to Association members and FIRA International.

Phil is heavily involved in British and European Standards development for furniture, chairing the BSI furniture committee and two European standards committees.

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