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New Standard for educational furniture published

As FIRA previewed in September, a new European Standard for assessing the dimensional requirements for educational furniture has now been published.

BS EN 1729-1: 2015 Furniture - Chairs and tables for educational institutions -Part 1: Functional dimensions

Replaces the previous 2006 edition with immediate effect. The key changes relate to a new, improved, measurement dummy being defined and used to assess product.

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