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Furniture services and testing group FIRA is to host two flammability training courses aimed at manufacturers, importers, retail buyers and specifiers this spring.


The courses provide an overview of the UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations along with guidance on how to interpret them for specific businesses or products.


FIRA standards and regulatory manager Tristine Hargreaves said: “Since the BBC investigation at the beginning of last year into non-compliant products on sale in the UK, we have seen the industry take swift action.


“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.”


The courses take part at its Hertfordshire HQ on Thursday 26th March and Wednesday 29th April and are open to both FIRA members and non-members.


Amendments have been proposed to the UK’s furniture fire regs, but following a meeting with all stakeholders at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills earlier this month, these have been shelved pending further consultation. The earliest any changes can now be implemented has been pushed back to October.