Our Engaged Experts
Many of our team are recognised technical and training experts in their respective fields of specialism.
We offer a comprehensive range of independent testing, inspection, certification, technical and training services to the furniture industry.
FIRA International experts include:
Bruce is a Consultant who specialises in auditing and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems.
Claire is Head of Ergonomics and sits on British Standards Committees for office furniture and educational furniture.
Darren is our Quality Manager, responsible for managing all the UKAS accreditation for our entire testing process.
Hellen carries out ergonomic evaluations of products, assessing against standards and determining their fitness for purpose.
Howard James is our Testing and Technical Manager.
James is a Technical Specialist has over 20 years of experience in the testing of childcare and related products.
John is a Chartered Chemist with over 30 years’ experience, he is an expert on REACH and its impact on the furniture sector.
Joseph is Head of our cabinet materials section, testing kitchens, worktops and other materials.
Lee is our Section Head of Structural Testing.
Levent heads consultancy and is a Senior Ergonomist, he’s heavily involved in the development of standards.
Nathaly is our Business Development Associate.
Sean is a Technical Specialist for structures, with knowledge across all the main structural standards.
Simon is our Customer Services Advisor in testing.
Steve is our Section Head for Flammability and Physical Upholstery.