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Standards and Regulations Update - December 2021

16 December 2021

Standards and Regulations Update - December 2021

Issued to BFM as FIRA members.

Some key updates to standards since September 2021 are:

  • When published in January 2022 the revised BS 6396 Electrical systems in furniture will now apply to contract and domestic furniture as well as office and school furniture.
  • Draft CEN electrical furniture standard prEN17864 is ready and will be submitted to the consultant for comment before being circulated to the committee.

The update also includes the latest regarding the UK Flammability and REACH Regulations.

The key update regarding flammability is that BEIS has still not made public their research findings on the causes of domestic fires, even though it is thought that the research is complete. The findings of this research are essential in developing flammability standards (by BSI) to support the planned new fire safety regulations at home.

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