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

Closed 11 Nov 2016

Opened 14 Sep 2016


We think the 1988 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations are now out of date and need revising. We are therefore proposing to bring the regulations into line with changing furniture making practices and consumer preferences.

Why your views matter

To ensure the proposed changes successfully bring the current regulations up to date, we want to hear from stakeholders in industry, fire and rescue services, and trading standards, as well as from consumers and test houses.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Business journalists
  • Trade bodies
  • Legal representative
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Consumer organisations
  • Consumer law specialists
  • Consumers


  • Regulation