29 May 2024, 14:00
By Furniture News May 14, 2018

SATRA to hold flammability seminars

Testing specialist SATRA's flammability seminars aim to provide those in the furniture industry with a full understanding of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations for domestic and contract markets for furniture, upholstery and bedding.

Taking place at SATRA’s offices in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the one-day seminars will cover the flammability requirements for furniture and any materials that are used such as covers, interliners, foams and other fillings, on the 28th June, 11th October and 6th December.

Delegates will learn about the tests conducted and see demonstrations in SATRA’s flammability lab to witness first-hand which requirements are needed for a foam or filling to pass the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

This seminar will be beneficial to furniture and material manufacturers, suppliers and retailers looking to understand exactly what their duties and responsibilities are. New businesses and recently-appointed staff will find the seminar particularly beneficial, ensuring they have a solid grounding of the flammability requirements, the reading of test reports and an understanding of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

There is also a furniture safety seminar on the 21st June, which provides an introduction into the concepts of general product safety for furniture entering the European market, and the use of laboratory testing to give evidence of due diligence.

The complex REACH legislation contains restricted substances requirements, and has implications for furniture and other consumer goods. The seminar will include an overview of this legislation and identify relevant obligations for furniture technologists, manufacturers, buyers and retailers, whether they are manufacturing locally or importing products into the EU.

To book a place, please contact [email protected] or call 01536 410000.

The Flammability Seminars cost £140 + VAT for SATRA members and £240 + VAT for non-members. The Furniture Safety Seminar on 21st June costs £125 + VAT for members and £175 + VAT for non-members.

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