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.

The day-long seminars will go through the flammability requirements for furniture and any materials that are used such as covers, interliners, foams and other fillings.

Delegates will learn about the tests conducted and see demonstrations in SATRA’s flammability lab what requirements are needed for a foam or filling to pass the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. This seminar promises to be beneficial to furniture and material manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, helping them understand exactly what their duties and responsibilities are. According to the testing house, new businesses and recently appointed staff should find the seminar particularly beneficial.

Meanwhile, SATRA is also offering a furniture safety seminar which will provide an introduction to 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.

The flammability seminars will take place on the 30th May, 29th August and 14th November – and the furniture safety seminar on 6th June – at SATRA’s offices in Kettering, Northamptonshire. To book a place, contact furniture@satra.com.