The National Bed Federation (NBF) is the recognised trade association representing UK manufacturers of beds and mattresses and their suppliers.
With the introduction of the National Bed Federation’s new code of practice, retailers and consumers can now buy from NBF Approved members with confidence.
Membership of the NBF is now dependent on compliance with their code of practice, and to achieve compliance every NBF manufacturer member has agreed to an independent audit against the code’s strict criteria, conducted by us. The NBF's code of practice sets out criteria for ensuring processes and procedures are in place for supply chain scrutiny and compliance with regulatory requirements.
The National Bed Federation is the recognised trade association representing UK manufacturers of beds and mattresses and their suppliers. Founded in 1912, its members today account for about 75% of the total UK bedding turnover. A major role of the NBF is that of education of both the trade and consumers. As the leading authority on beds and mattresses, it is regularly consulted by retailers, the press, and numerous organisations including Trading Standards departments, consumer advice bureaux, health authorities, hoteliers, schools and colleges. Each year, hundreds of consumer enquiries are answered by the NBF. Its publications explaining what beds are, how to buy them and how to look after them, are in constant demand.
With the introduction of the National Bed Federation’s Code of Practice, retailers and consumers can now buy from NBF Approved members with confidence, safe in the knowledge that what they buy is safe, clean and honest.
Membership of the NBF is dependent on compliance with the Code, and to achieve that compliance every NBF manufacturer member has agreed to an independent audit against the Code’s strict criteria. Audits are conducted by Exova BM TRADA, who helped develop the Code in conjunction with furniture specialists, FIRA International Ltd. Key criteria of the Code include flammability, cleanliness of fillings and trade descriptions. Additional checks will be made giving an overview of where the business is currently in relation to other aspects such as health & safety, care advice to customers and awareness of EU Timber Regulations.
For further information on the scheme: www.bedfed.org.uk