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​Outdoor furniture – new standard published

A revised standard for outdoor furniture is now available:

BS EN 581-1: 2017 Outdoor furniture — Seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract use. Part 1: General safety requirements

This standard replaces the 2006 version with immediate effect. The standard mainly deals with finger entrapment and shear and squeeze points. The main changes are that the method for assessing finger entrapment have been simplified and a rationale around the risks that are being addressed has been added.

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