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Commercial Furniture Standards

This section presents a selected range of standards Furntech-AFRDI is currently either involved in the development of, or, involved in the process of the adoption/adaptation of as Australian Standards.

Every comment received will be seriously considered - your assistance is necessary to make these standards worthwhile and workable. The following standards are under consideration:


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  • 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Fixed height chairs - Safety and general requirements. 4688.1 was first published in 2000; then reviewed in 2007 but withdrawn in 2008.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.


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