The AFRDI Furniture Certification Guide

Our furniture certification guide covers the tests and certifications that should be specified and obtained for each given product category.

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AFRDI Blue Tick & Other Services

AFRDI operates an independent certification system for furniture and furniture components. We exist to raise the standard in the manufacture of furniture items, and reflect the changing social expectations for quality furniture both at work and home.

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Recommended Chair Loadings

View AFRDI’s recommended loadings for both height…

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Rated Load Standard Expands

In 2011, AFRDI launched Rated Load Standard 142 for office chairs.

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Blue Tick for Office Screens

Screens are widely used in the commercial space providing dedicated areas,…

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Stability Standard Review

A Scoping meeting of Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee CS-088 was…

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AFRDI Bulletin – December 2021

Our Christmas bulletin for 2021 is available…

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AFRDI Bulletin – June 2021

Our mid-year bulletin for 2021 is available…

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AFRDI Bulletin – April 2021

Our first bulletin for 2021 is available…

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AFRDI Bulletin – December 2020

Our Christmas bulletin for 2020 is available…

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AFRDI Position on School and Educational Chair Loads

The new standard AS/NZS 4610.2:2020 Furniture – School and educational Part…

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Industry Advisors

Guidelines from the ACCC & Product Safety Australia

The ACCC and Product Safety Australia have released two guides, which are central to the work which AFRDI does.

Important Notice on Warranties Against Defects

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) was introduced as a single national consumer law on 1 January 2011.

Country of Origin Claims & Australian Consumer Law

The ACCC has released a guide that is designed to help businesses and industry groups learn about the ACL provisions relating to country of origin claims and understand how these provisions operate.

Tests Accredited by NATA

AFRDI is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) as a public testing service compliant with the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Registered Research Agency

 
Located on the scenic island of Tasmania, AFRDI can conduct testing for products in high risk development categories. Our registered services may attract a tax rebate under the Australian government’s Research and Development support program.

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Our Trusted Product Solutions

AFRDI’s testing and certification gives those who sell furniture a point of differentiation in a market where many products may outwardly appear to be much the same.

Furniture carrying one of our well recognised certification marks has a pedigree of quality.
 
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