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ABOUT SGS is pleased to announce our Furniture & Furnishings: Fire/Safety Regulations seminar which will increase your understanding of labelling of finished products, testing requirements and what you / your suppliers need to do to comply with the UK regulations.
Starts 23 March 2017
Ends 23 March 2017
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
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We are pleased to announce our extensive range of seminar training courses which are designed for you to remain up to date and informed on the latest legislation, industry updates and consumer safety demands. SGS provides excellent course materials, with clearly defined objectives, and reliable, friendly course administration. Our Seminars are interactive and involve delegate participation or demonstrations/visual aids. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their own samples for discussion.

Whether you are seeking knowledge that enables you to comply with regulations, improve performance, manage risk or develop talent; the Consumer and Retail Seminars can help you and your business gain the knowledge you need to continually adapt in today’s fast moving markets. As a leader in professional training, we draw on years of worldwide experience to provide effective learning opportunities.

Courses to suit your needs

  • Affordable prices
  • Opportunity to meet professionals from other organizations
  • Opportunity to share best practice
  • Opportunity to share ideas
  • No office distractions
  • Effective learning environment
  • Wide range of dates and locations available

Delivery Method

Our trainings are offered in a variety of delivery formats so that you can choose those that are best suited to your individual requirements and the needs of your organisation. Our experts deliver face-to-face training in the form of public courses where you can join your industry peers or through in-house courses designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Course Overview

In the United Kingdom, it has been a requirement for many years that domestic upholstered furniture is tested and compliant with regulations concerning its ignitibility behaviour i.e. its flammability performance. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988/No.1324) and the amendments of 1989 (SI 1989/No. 2358) and 1993 (SI 1993/No. 207) set levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishings and other products containing upholstery.

The products covered by the regulations include the following where they have a filling material:

  • Furniture for use in a private dwelling.
  • Beds, headboards and mattresses
  • Sofa beds, futons and other convertible furniture
  • Nursery furniture
  • Garden furniture
  • Furniture in caravans
  • Scatter cushions, bean bags, pillows and seat pads
  • And the regulations also apply to Loose Covers for upholstered furniture

This course will increase your understanding of labelling of finished products, testing requirements and what you / your suppliers need to do to comply with the UK regulations.

Course Agenda

  • Welcome and Refreshment
  • What you and your suppliers need to do
  • Labelling
  • Information requirements at point of sale
  • Information for manufacturers and importers
  • Testing Requirements
  • Questions


Registration for this course is £70.00 plus VAT per delegate for the Half Day seminar.

Seminar Date, Time and Location

23 March - 1.30pm to 4.00pm - Leicester

How to Book

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  • 4th Floor, Shaftesbury House
    49-51 Uxbridge Road
    Ealing, W5 5SA
    United Kingdom
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