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Offline PGtips

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Furniture standards
« on: August 18, 2020, 02:13:41 PM »
Hi - just a question that I can't work out the answer to via Dr Google.  I get that there are different standard for fire safety for furniture used in domestic and non domestic settings - but out of interest which would you say is the higher standard - BS 7176 (say the medium risk level) or, compliance with The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regs? Many thanks in advance if anyone can help or give me an insight! 

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Re: Furniture standards
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 07:00:54 PM »
Based on the FIRA Guide items meeting domestic furniture regulations are more or less equivalent to items that have passed the BS 7176 & 7177 tests for Low Risk environments. Medium, High and Very High risk items provide greater fire performance.

https://www.fira.co.uk/images/FIRA-Contract-Flammability-Guide-2011.pdf
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Re: Furniture standards
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 09:08:36 AM »
Thanks for your reply and apologies for my late one (forgot my password for the site - and now just found it!)