Last year's Solex saw LOFA (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) launch the "LOFAssured" initiative which ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.
The run up to Solex 2018 (www.lofa.co.uk/solex), the UK's most prominent trade show for garden furniture, sees LOFA continue to raise awareness of fire safety standards/regulations for garden furniture cushions in this young campaign.
The progress of the LOFAssured campaign will be explained at the Solex show which runs from 10-12 July 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. The information stand will be manned by representatives from FIRA and Hertfordshire Trading Standards officers. Members and buyers can check out the full compliance regulations so that, throughout the supply chain, all are fully informed about the issue and the benefits of purchasing products from LOFA members.
One of the conditions of LOFA membership is that members must adhere to a code of conduct, part of which is compliance with all current legislation; it is this culture of propriety that the retailer and customer buy into when they source product from LOFA members. LOFAssured is a distinguishing factor setting LOFA products apart from other non-compliant suppliers. LOFA appointed FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) and entered into a Primary Authority Partnership with HertfordshireTrading Standards to aid the members in their quest for full compliance.
LOFA is raising awareness of fire safety standards/regulations for garden furniture cushions in this young campaign and, already, nine members are certified with 29 in progress and soon to be completed.
Certified members are -
Daro - www.daro-cane.co.uk
Europa Leisure - www.europaleisure.co.uk
Extreme Lounging- www.extremelounging.com
Glencrest Seatex - www.glencrestseatex.co.uk
Glendale Garden and Leisure - www.glendale-leisure.com
Hampson Agencies - www.jati-kebon.com
Kettler (GB) Limited - www.kettler.co.uk
Norfolk Leisure Lifestyle Limited - www.norfolkleisure.com
Quest - www.questleisure.com
For further information on the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association, call 02392 258844 or visit www.lofa.co.uk. (https://www.firesafe.org.uk/furniture-and-furnishings-fire-safety-regulations-19881989-and-1993.)