Quarter 1 flammability training schedule
29 Nov, 2022
Bookings are now open for our next scheduled flammability training sessions taking place in February and March.
All sessions are hosted by our flammability expert, Steve Cotton, who has a wealth of experience not only in flammability testing but also in understanding the often complex regulations.
Steve will be hosting three sessions, each with a focus on a different sector.
- 7 February 2023, 10:30-12:00
This course will work through through the different requirements so you will understand how to achieve compliance, including labelling and due diligence. It will be split between the domestic and contract requirements, including The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (FFFSR) and the RRFSO (Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order).
It also focuses on the keys standard: BS 7177:2008+A1:2011 Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed base. See more on this course.
- 22 February 2023, 10:30-12:00
This course looks at how the RRFSO (Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order) applies to the contract and office furniture sector. It specifically also looks at BS 7176:2007+A1:2011 Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites.
Steve will also help you to understand hazard levels, required testing, labelling requirements and how your organisation can demonstrate compliance and ongoing due diligence. See more on this course.
- 8 March 2023, 10:30-12:00
This domestic course placed heavy emphasis on the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, as failure to comply with this key regulation can lead to prosecution.
The curriculum includes the background and scope of the FFFSR, testing requirements, labelling requirements, how to demonstrate compliance and ongoing due diligence.
It will then look at the latest on the current review of the regulations.
In addition to the scheduled courses detailed above, Steve is also available to deliver bespoke training aimed at specific products or tailored to organisational needs. See more on this course.
Steve is our Section Head for Flammability and Physical Upholstery.
Flammability Requirements for Beds and Mattresses, Across the Domestic and Commercial Sectors
A focus on the flammability requirements for beds and mattresses, across the domestic and commercial sectors
Understanding Flammability Requirements for the Contract and Office Furniture Sector
This course will help you understand the flammability requirements for the contract and office furniture sector
Understanding the Domestic Furniture Regulations and Working to Compliance
Attend to obtain an understanding of the background and requirements of the FFFSR
UKAS accredited flammability testing on all types of upholstery, fabrics, foams, feathers and fillings
UKAS Accreditation to the American flammability standard, TB 117-2013
The cigarette test to TB 117-2013 is vastly different to the UK FFFSR, and is traditionally considered harder to pass