European standards – office furniture EN 1335-1 Office work chair – Determination of dimensions EN 1335-2 Office work chair – Safety requirements EN 1335-3 Office work chair – Test methods EN 13761Office furniture – Visitors chair
European standards – office furniture EN 527-1Office furniture – work tables and desks – Dimensions EN 527-2Office furniture – work tables and desks – Mechanical safety requirements EN 527-3Office furniture – work tables and desks – Methods of tests for the determination of stability and mechanical strenght of structure
European standards – office furniture EN 12529Castors for furniture – castors for swivel chairs - requirements EN 14074Tables and desks and storage furniture – Test methods for determination of strenght and durability of moving parts
Safety requirements – work chair 1) Chair shall be designed as to minimize the risk of injury to the user. 2) All parts of the chair with which user comes into contact during the use shall be so designed that physical injury and damage to property are avoided.
Requirements are met when: A) The safety dostance of acessiable movable parts is either ≤ 8 mm or ≥ 25 mm in any position during movement B) Acessiable corners are rounded with minimum 2 mm radius C) The edges of the seat, back rest and arm rest which are in contact with user when sitting in the chair are rounded with minimum 2 mm radius
Requirements are met when: D) The edges of handles are rounded with minimum 2 mm radius in the direction of the force applied E) All other edges are free from burrs and rounded or chamfered F) The end of acessiable hollow components are closed or capped
Dimensional requirements – Visitors chair Fixed seat height: 400 - 500 mm Adjustable seat height: 420 - 480 mm Seat depth: 380 - 470 mm Seat depth: minimum 400 mm Distance between arm rests: min. 460 mm
Safety requirements – visitors chair 1) Minimize the risk of injury to the user 2) All parts shall be designed so that physical injury and damage are avoided
Requirements are met when: A) Edges of seat, back rest and arm rest which are in contact with user when sitting in the seating are rounded or chamfered and all other edges acessible during use are free from burrs and/or sharp edges B) Ends of hollow components are closed or capped
Requirements are met when: C) Movable and adjustable parts shall be designed so that injuries and inadvertent operation are avoided. It shall not be possible for any load bearing part of the seating to come loose unintentionally. D) All parts that are lubricated to assist sliding shall be designed to protect users from lubricant stains when in normal use.