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New edition of educational standard to be published

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FIRA can announce that a new edition of the European Standard that defines the dimensional requirements for educational tables and seating has been approved and will be published within the next 6 months.

educational-tables.jpgThis edition of EN 1729-1 Furniture- Chairs and tables for educational institutions. Part 1 - Dimensional requirements, will replace the current 2006 edition. The standard was developed by European Committee CEN TC207 WG6, chaired by FIRA's chief ergonomist, Levent Caglar.

The main changes are that a new dummy is used to define seating measurements and requirements for tall chairs have been added.

If you are a manufacturer or supplier of educational furniture FIRA can help you get your products assessed in advance of the standard being published, putting you ahead of the game.

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