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New CENELEC standard: feedback on setting noise level limits
The Research Association is looking for urgent information on the development of CENELEC standard on the electrically operated furniture, as part of the Association's work across various standards committees.
All electrically operated furniture, such as desks, recliner chair/sofas, beds, kitchen units, island units/worktops fall under the jurisdiction of the Machinery Directive. As such, CENELEC is revising their standard (BS EN 60335-2) to include electrically operated furniture.
FIRA International's Ergonomist, Levent Caglar, is working in this group. One of the tasks he is working on is setting noise level limits for electrically operated furniture. As such he needs information on current noise levels different types of furniture emit and the test methods the noise levels are measured in, whether this is an EN ISO standard or an alternative method.
To take part in the feedback please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of November:
- Company name
- Type of furniture (e.g. desk) and product name
- Do you provide information to clients on noise levels?
- Noise levels emitted (dba)
- Measurement method (eg ISO or CEN standards)