safety is controlled either through specific National
Safety Legislation or through the revised General Product
Safety Regulations 2005.
of the 1st October 2006 each manager / licensee is liable
for the fire regulations regarding conformity of materials
used in manufacturing.
means that the furniture supplier is
now responsible for ensuring product safety and advising
the manager/licensee of the legal requirement within
the premises concerned. It is a criminal offence to
supply unsafe products to the public and an offence
can be deemed to have been committed even if nobody
has been injured.
is now a legal requirement that the licensee is aware
of the required standard and that a letter from the
manufacturer stating it is FR is not enough, currently
only British testing standards are legally accepted
within the UK. This is a particularly important point
if you have sourced, or are thinking of sourcing furniture
Here are some links to help you understand the required
product safety standards: