Furniture Testing 

Warringtonfire’s sister laboratory, FIRA International, has a UKAS-accredited laboratory which carries out furniture services including testing simulating real-life use and foreseeable misuse for all types of furniture and related products, including:

  • Flammability and physical performance tests
  • Safety, strength and durability testing
  • Performance tests
  • Bespoke testing
  • Development of new test methods 

Furniture Services


FIRA International’s furniture service technicians are the independent furniture inspection, repair and education experts. The team only focus on furniture, making them experts who are not distracted by other products and markets. This is why hundreds of furniture manufacturers, retailers and suppliers spanning the domestic, commercial and contract markets rely on us as part of their customer service solution.


FIRA International’s furniture services consultants offer expert help across the whole furniture supply chain, investigating innovative ideas to enable value adding improvements in products, processes and services.

Their wide range of expertise includes training, sustainability, flammability services, business process improvements and product risk assessment.


FIRA International’s ergonomics team offer furniture services including research, consultancy and testing services across all sectors of the furniture industry, and during all stages of production from initial prototypes to established products

There is also the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award which recognizes companies who design and manufacture ergonomically outstanding products.

FIRA Gold 

The FIRA Gold Certification is the recognized quality mark for products or installation services.

Any product within the furniture industry can apply for FIRA Gold Certification, whether it be an entire final product, or a component. FIRA Gold Certification applies across the furniture supply chain for both the domestic and non-domestic sectors.