• A Rated Load standard for fixed height chairs (AFRDI 151) has been released.
     
  • AS/NZS 3813:2016 Plastic monobloc chairs. A revised standard has been released.
     
  • Review of standards AS/NZS 4442:1997 Office Desks and AS/NZS 4443:1997 Office panel systems – Workstations. The committee has met to consider a large number of public comments. The accepted comments are now being included in an updated committee draft.
     
  • Standards Australia has approved a proposal to review AS/NZS 4610:1999 Furniture – School and educational. The proposal is to review the chair requirements (which will remain part 2) and split the table and storage furniture requirements (which will become parts 1 and 3 respectively). Part 1 is at final committee draft stage, and part 2 is at the early draft stage.
     
  • Standards Australia has approved a proposal to prepare AS/NZS 4688.1 Fixed height chairs – Safety and general requirements. 4688.1 was first published in 2000; then reviewed in 2007 but withdrawn in 2008. The draft is currently at final committee comment phase