Consultation outcome

Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)

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Detail of outcome

Following consideration of responses to the consultation we have decided to develop an outcome focussed approach based on a set of essential safety requirements for upholstered furniture and furnishings.

Feedback received

Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes - responses (A-B)

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Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes - responses (C-D)

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Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes - responses (E-F)

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Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes - responses (J-Q)

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Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes - responses (R-Z)

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Detail of feedback received

We received 126 responses from a range of stakeholders, including:

  • businesses
  • business representative bodies
  • test houses
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Trading standards
  • charities and social enterprises
  • academics and consultants

Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking your views on changes to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

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Consultation description

We think the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are out of date, and in some cases represent an unreasonable burden for furniture manufacturers. We’re proposing to bring the regulations in line with changing furniture making practices and consumer preferences.

We want to hear from stakeholders in industry, fire and rescue services, and trading standards, as well as from consumers.

Documents

Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes - impact assessment

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Draft furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations

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Published 14 September 2016
Last updated 18 July 2019 + show all updates
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