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.

Look for our logos and certification marks when assessing prospective tenders or purchasing furniture products.

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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Bunk bed standard revision

AS/NZS 4220:2010 Bunk beds and other elevated beds standard revision has…

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Report from AFRDI AGM

Our 2023 annual general meeting (AGM) was held in November, hosted…

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First AFRDI Green Tick certified chair with upholstery coverings

Humanscale’s newly-launched “Path Task Chair” has become the first chair in…

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Updated: 142 Rated Load Guide

View our revised Rated Load guide for specifiers and product designers…

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Rated Load Standard Update

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

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Testing and Certification Claims?

Often company Websites make claims about products being AFRDI tested and…

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ABC Radio: Tasmania Afternoons

Listen to “Sit down and relax, this chair has been tested!”…

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IFE and AFRDI Collaboration

Watch to learn how we have partnered with Industrial Fire…

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Recommended Chair Loadings

View AFRDI’s recommended loadings for both height…

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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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