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The fire safety of upholstered furniture supplied into the non-domestic market is complex. It is heavily influenced by the end use of the premises in which the furniture is intended to sit.
The manner in which the fire safety of a premises and its contents are controlled changed in 2005 due to the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO).
The main responsibility for implementation and compliance with the Order rests with a designated Responsible Person who takes full corporate liability. The Responsible Person is someone who owns the premises or business, or who has control over the premises, business or activity.