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Furniture and Floor Coverings Webinars

SATRA is well placed to offer support and advice on many aspects of furniture and floor coverings testing and certification.

Holding regular seminars, workshops and webinars is an important aspect of this support. A selection of webinars have been recorded and are available here for you to view.

REACH for Furniture

This webinar, presented by Lucy Cove - a Technologist in SATRA’s chemistry team - and Emma Norris Technologist team leader, provides a summary of relevant restricted substances legislation as applicable to the furniture sector and an introduction to the SATRA furniture restricted substances list. Annex XVII of REACH and UK REACH are primarily the main pieces of legislation that will be discussed.

Furniture and the General Product Safety Regulations

The safety of most domestic furniture is governed by the General Product Safety Regulations. Since 1st January 2021 this has become a UK only regulation. This session provides an introduction to the regulations and how they affect furniture, as well outlining the difference between the UK and EU requirements. SATRA Furniture and Floor Coverings Divisional Manager, Phil Reynolds, presents an overview of the requirements and also answers questions on the subject.

An Introduction to the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

The UK’s legislation for the fire safety of domestic furniture is one of the most stringent, and complex in the world. This session provides an introduction to the requirements of the regulations for manufacturers, retailers and importers. SATRA experts, including Phil Reynolds and Tom Notley, present an overview of the regulations and answer questions on the subject.