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prEN 16139

Furniture - Strength, durability and safety - Requirements for non-domestic seating

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prEN 16139
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Date
Type
Name
Main
05.08.2013
Corrigendum
02.04.2013
Main + corrigendum
This document specifies requirements for the safety, strength and durability of all types of non-domestic seating intended to be used by adults with a weight of not more than 110 kg, including office visitor chairs. This document does not apply to ranked seating, office work chairs, chairs for educational institutions, outdoor seating and to links for linked seating for which European Standards or drafts exist. It does also not apply to work chairs for industrial use. This document does not include requirements for the durability of upholstery materials, castors, reclining and tilting mechanisms and seat height adjustment mechanisms. This document does not include requirements for the resistance to ageing, degradation and flammability. This document does not include requirements for electrical safety. Annex A contains additional tests. Annex B contains information on the level of test severity in relation to applications. Annex C contains dimensional requirements for office visitor chairs. Annex D contains a seat side-to-side durability test in D-G points. Annex E contains a rationale for single column seating. Annex F contains test methods for finger entrapment and shear and compression. Annex G describes rolling resistance of the unloaded chair. Annex H contains a test method for durability “Leg rest”.
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