LOFAssured is an initiative to ensure all cushions sold by LOFA members comply with Trading Standard’s and FIRA’s fire safety regulations.

 

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LOFAssured

Look for LOFAssured products supplied by a LOFA Member. Take comfort in your purchase being fully covered by the current safety regulations. More information can be found in the LOFAssured Flammability Guide.

It is the role of LOFA, as the industry’s trade association, to protect members and their customers. It is a condition of membership that all LOFA members are fully compliant, and those that have passed all the requirements are authorised to display the new LOFAssured logo, and are highlighted on the Garden Living website.

 

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Is Your Garden Furniture Up to Regulation?

That's Cumbria

Published on 15 Jun 2018

As part of the national fire safety campaign, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service are asking people to stay safe this summer as they make the most of the weather. We Spoke to a member of Lofassured who want to remind people to check that whilst they're enjoying the outdoor their garden furniture is safe from fire.
 


 


Fire Safety demonstration Video

This is a short film demonstrating the difference between using a fire retardant material in cushions and those that don't. The results are startling!

You can be confident that LOFA members who show the LOFAssured tag on their cushions and websites, have passed the FIRA Fire Safety Test, ensuring that you and your family are safe to use their products.


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100% LOFAssured!

LOFA is pleased to announce that 100% of members offering cushions and cushioned outdoor furniture have now earned LOFAssured accreditation.

LOFA’s (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) “LOFAssured” initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

LOFA has been on a three-year journey after committing to having 100% of relevant members compliant by the end of 2018. The process saw members put through an educational audit followed by a full audit of all certification, documentation and traceability to ensure only safe, compliant products are offered to the marketplace. The rigorous process included product testing conducted by an independent test house.

LOFA will now extend the scheme to retailers to help them to ensure they have performed all due diligence in their purchasing processes and are stocking safe, compliant furniture.

The retailer and consumer will be able to clearly identify fully compliant furniture from a LOFAssured member by the LOFAssured swing tag.


100% LOFAssured at the Garden Press Event

Stand H62, London Business Design Centre, 27th February 2019

LOFA is pleased to return to the Garden Press Event in 2019 with the exciting announcement that 100% of members offering cushions and cushioned outdoor furniture have now earned LOFAssured accreditation. Join us on the stand for a full update.

LOFA’s (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) “LOFAssured” initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

During 2018, LOFA tested a number of garden cushions from non-LOFA members that were bought from online and high-street stores. 8 of the 10 samples failed the legal requirements resulting in products being withdrawn from sale, thus preventing potentially disastrous incidents.

LOFA has been on a three-year journey after committing to having 100% of relevant members compliant by the end of 2018. The process saw members put through an educational audit followed by a full audit of all certification, documentation and traceability to ensure only safe, compliant products are offered to the marketplace. The rigorous process included product testing conducted by an independent test house.

LOFA will now extend the scheme to retailers to help them to ensure they have performed all due diligence in their purchasing processes and are stocking safe, compliant furniture.

The retailer and consumer will be able to clearly identify fully compliant furniture from a LOFAssured member by the LOFAssured swing tag.

8 out of 10 garden cushions sold on the high street fail to comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

8 out of 10 garden cushions sold on the high street fail to comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

LOFA’s (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) “LOFAssured” initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

LOFA’s (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) “LOFAssured” initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.


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8 out of 10 garden cushions sold on the high street fail to comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

LOFA is pleased to announce that 100% of members offering cushions and cushioned outdoor furniture have now earned LOFAssured accreditation. This is big news as, further to LOFA testing a number of garden cushions from non-LOFA members, bought from online and high-street stores, 8 of the 10 samples failed. The products were then withdrawn from sale, preventing potentially disastrous incidents.

LOFA’s (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) “LOFAssured” initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

LOFA has been on a three-year journey after committing to having 100% of relevant members compliant by the end of 2018. The process saw members put through an educational audit followed by a full audit of all certification, documentation and traceability to ensure only safe, compliant products are offered to the marketplace. The rigorous process included product testing conducted by an independent test house.

LOFA will now extend the scheme to retailers to help them to ensure they have performed all due diligence in their purchasing processes and are stocking safe, compliant furniture.

The retailer and consumer will be able to clearly identify fully compliant furniture from a LOFAssured member by the LOFAssured swing tag.