FFMA News

During the 2 year process of compiling data to help write the FFMA Coffin & Casket Testing Protocol and working with our trade associates, the working group found lots of useful guidance information/advice which could not be included in the Testing Protocol but helped steer some of our recommendations to help keep in-line with common practices within the industry.

The FFMA invite all trade Associate to include their recommendations, please contact the FFMA with details.

FFMA Launch Coffin and Casket Certification Scheme

Funeral Service Times – 1st September 2016. The FFMA launch UK coffin and casket certification scheme, working in partnership with Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider. The initiative has been fully endorsed and the scheme supported throughout by the FBCA, ICCM, ACCP and The Cremation Society of Great Britain.

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FBCA endorses FFMA coffin protocol

Funeral Service Times – 4th August 2016. FBCA announces it will be endorsing the FFMA Protocol, in line with the ICCM and APPC Cremation Associations.

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Test Protocol Finalisation Meeting Transcript

Transcript of meeting held at The British Institute of Embalmers on the 16th December 2016 to discuss and progress the Coffin and Casket Test protocol.

Present:
Working Party of the FFMA
Henri Borissow - Intetek
Tim Morris – ICCM
Rick Powell - FBCA
Richard Baradel - APPC

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Test Protocol Finalisation Meeting Transcript

Transcript of meeting held at Intertek on 6th June 2016 to discuss and progress the Coffin and Casket Test protocol.

Present:
Working Party of the FFMA
Tim Morris - ICCM
Rick Powell - FBCA
Richard Baradel - APPC

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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Parliament - 9th December 2015. The committee hear and discuss evidence on the bill, including the FFMA protocol, and the FFMA’s ash residue research recommending the new capacity container. (See FFMA Ash Recommendation & Guidance below) 

Present:
Tim Morris - ICCM
Rick Powell - FBCA

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FFMA Ash Recommendation & Guidance

Following a comprehensive review and testing of many types of coffin, this advice and guidance is offered to Funeral Operatives who have responsibility for the care of cremated ash.

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Defra Statutory Guidance for Crematoria

Process Guidance Note 5/1 (12)

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ICCM Guidance

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APCC Guidance

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