LOFA and GCA have joined together to offer an online e-learning training course to get the LOFA Assured message out to GCA Members and Garden Centre staff across the UK.
The Garden Centre Association’s e-learning initiative – GCA GROW (Garden Retail Online Workshops) is the modern way to bring comprehensive training to garden centre teams. It has been developed to improve the knowledge of individuals and the service levels to valued garden centre customers.
LOFA Assured is the initiative that LOFA developed to make sure that all cushions sold by their members comply with current Government Fire Safety Regulations in Partnership with Hertfordshire Trading Standards and FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association).
LOFA approached the GCA to see if there was a way that they could work together and get this message out to the GCA members across the UK to help them ensure they have performed all due diligence in their purchasing process and are stocking safe and compliant furniture and equally important to inform the garden centre staff, who will be selling the furniture in store, why it is important that all outdoor furniture cushions meet these standards.
This e-learning module was released at the end of July via the GCA website https://gca.org.uk/ via their GROW User portal
To find out more about LOFA Assured visit https://lofa.co.uk/lofa_assured.html.
The GCA represents nearly 200 of the UK’s best garden centres nationwide.