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What do you know about your office chair? It’s comfy and it works, and that’s all that matters right?

Have you ever stopped to think about how fire proof your office chair is and what the consequences would be in the event of a fire?

The following is a comparison between a chair with non fire retardant foam and a chair with fire retardant foam supplied by Rainbow Zebra.

The Rainbow Zebra chair with fire retardant foam is barely affected by the fire.

After just moments the chair with non fire retardant foam sets ablaze and begins to drop flaming plastic onto the carpet causing the surroundings to ignite.

Fire has completely consumed the non fire retardant chair and by now most of the office would have been badly affected.

The results speak for themselves.

At Rainbow Zebra we ensure that our office chairs conform to British standards, meaning that they have been tested to BS 7176 Crib 5.

Office chairs that migrate to the home ‘study’ office market need to meet the full requirements of the UK fire safety regulations.

For ease of understanding we have also labelled each chair as either Medium or Low fire retardant level.

Medium level are suitable for use in offices, public places and government departments, educational establishments, hospitals, hostels and the home.

Low level are suitable for use in offices, public places and all other environments where Medium Hazard has not been specified.

Ensuring you’ve got appropriate fire retardant chairs could not only save money on insurance premiums but could also save something irreplaceable.

More info can be found by visitng our Standards page.

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