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​New Office Furniture Standard Published

FIRA can announce that a new International Standard for assessing office seating has been published: BS ISO 24496:2017 Office furniture — Office chairs — Methods for the determination of dimensions

The standard has been in development for some time and features a new assessment dummy (chair measurement device, or CMD) which is used to assist in the measurement of office chairs and their features. The standard is a test method standard and does not have any requirements. As an International Standard (ISO) this standard may not be implemented in all European countries, unlike Europe Standards (EN). It is hoped, however, that this standard will be referenced by standards that define chair dimension, such as EN 1335-1, when it becomes due for revision.

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