SATRA launches technical webinars for furniture and floorcoverings

SATRA Technology has extended its regular programme of technical webinars to include more topics of specific interest to the furniture and floorcoverings sector.

Keeping up-to-date with legislation is a difficult and time-consuming task, so SATRA’s experts will highlight the key requirements that must be met. The webinars are free to attend, and will each present a specific topic, followed by a Q&A session.

Currently planned webinars include: An introduction to the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (25th February) – the UK’s legislation for the fire safety of domestic furniture is one of the most stringent and complex in the world, and this session will provide an introduction to the requirements of the regulations for manufacturers, retailers and importers; Furniture and the General Product Safety Regulations (10th March) – the safety of most domestic furniture is governed by the General Product Safety Regulations, and since 1st January 2021, this has become a UK-only regulation, so this session will provide an introduction to the regulations and how they affect furniture, as well outlining the difference between the UK and EU requirements; and Flooring and the UKCA mark (12th May) – the UK adopted its own flooring legislation on 1st January 2021 with the introduction of the new United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark, which will need to be placed on products as a means of showing conformance to UK requirements.

Register here or visit SATRA’s website for more information.

Read all about the latest developments at SATRA in this month’s issue of Furniture News.

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