Furniture Flammability Training from FIRA

Published on : Monday, June 15, 2015

flam-courses-summer-2015Fira organized summer dates this year to start a training programme for the manufacturers, importers, retailers. The training is valuable because it will help to know the flammability legislation of furniture for both domestic and contract environments such as office, hospitality, educational and healthcare.


The course aims to help navigate the complexity of the UK’s flammability regulations which apply to domestic furniture and requirements for contract furniture under the General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR).


The courses will be held on Wednesday July 8 to and Thursday August 20, 2015.
Aimed at furniture suppliers, manufacturers, importers, retail buyers and technologists, the course provides an overview of the UK furniture and furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations and guidance on how to interpret the Regulations for one’s specific business or product.


“Since the BBC investigation at the beginning of the year into non-compliant products on sale in the UK, we have seen the industry take swift action. The course originally solely focussed on the UK’s flammability regulations, as they are extremely complex, and had proven to be very popular. We have recently extended the course to cover contract furniture as there are legal obligations under the GPSR and so this is also an area that can cause confusion. Knowing the questions to ask a supplier and how to identify potential issues will help to mitigate risk to your business and help build your due diligence. It is suitable for delegates who work with both domestic and contract furniture. We have had a lot of interest in this course, so we decided to set these additional dates throughout the summer.” said Tristine Hargreaves, FIRA’s Standards and Regulatory Manager and flammability course trainer.


A variety of upholstered furniture products are affected in 1988 that’s why the training programme needs to be implemented.

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