Office chair and desking certification

There are numerous Ergonomic standards which generally cover similar aspects available to manufactures. There does appear to be some differences between the various standards though. The main standards used in our certification process are listed below. Ergomax has condensed these standards in to a concise document for ease of use. Each chair is or desking solution is assessed against our ERG2014-01STD & ERG2014-02STD; Ergonomics Standards for Office Chairs and desking.

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ISO 9241-3 and ISO 9241-5: International Organisation for Standardisation’s widely accepted ergonomic requirements for office work.

BIFMA: BIFMA G1-2013 Ergonomics Guideline for Furniture used in office workspace designed for computer use. Furniture Used in Office Work Spaces provides guidance in applying measurable ergonomic principles and design requirements found in ISO 9241.

EN 1335-1:1999: European Directive standard for work chairs, providing guidelines for dimensions and determination of dimension. Part 2 covers Safety requirements; Part 3 covers Safety Test methods. The latter two parts are beyond the scope of this document.

ANSI/HFES 100-2007: Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations, Ergonomics Standard.