Safety Regulations – Furniture & Furnishings
Under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended in 1989 and 1993) it is an offence to “supply” furniture as part of a rented furnished accommodation which does not comply with the Fire Resistance Requirements contained in Regulation 14. Under these Regulations the main provisions are:
Upholstered articles (i.e. beds, sofas, armchairs, etc.) must have fire resistant filling material.
Upholstered articles must have passed a match resistance test or, if of certain kinds (such as cotton or silk) be used with a fire resistant interliner.
The combination of the cover fabric and the filling material must have passed a cigarette resistance test.
Proof of the above must be provided by way of receipts or attached labels. If found guilty this offence carries a punishment of 6 months imprisonment or a fine, currently £5,000, or both.
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