UK FFFSR Regulations No Longer Comply with the Irish Regulations S.I. No. 316/1995
23 Apr, 2021
The Irish Government Department for Enterprise, Trade and Employment have announced that due to the UK no longer being a member state of the European Union, the UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended) to be recognised as complying with the Irish Regulations S.I. No. 316/1995 - Industrial Research and Standards (Fire Safety) (Domestic Furniture) Order, 1995. Further details are available to members of the Furniture Industry Research Association via their website here.
It’s key to note that this is a change in advice previously received and must be implemented with immediate effect (as of 23 April 2021).
Although there are some similarities between the UK FFFSR and S.I. No. 316/1995 the match testing process is different, so action must be taken to ensure compliance.
FIRA International has the expertise to test to S.I. No. 316/1995 - Industrial Research and Standards (Fire Safety) (Domestic Furniture) Order, 1995, so if you need support with your flammability testing, or are unsure about compliance contact us.
Please note that there are some areas of the Irish regulations that require further clarification from the Irish authorities regarding labelling requirements and the requirements for non-visible fabrics. These queries have been raised by the BFC and a response is awaited.
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