SAFEGUARDS | Hardlines NO. 001/17

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Last month, 3 standards linked to the non domestic market were updated, mainly to include reference to EN 1730: 2012 and EN 1728: 2012. These standards are: EN 527-2 2016 – Office table, EN 12727: 2016 – Ranked seat and EN 15372: 2016 – Non domestic table.

The amendments are:

1. EN 527-2 - Office furniture - Work tables - Part 2: Safety, strength and durability requirements.

EN 527-2: 2016 supersedes the 2003 version.

The modifications, compared to the previous version, are:

  • Inclusion of test sequence and parameters, according to tests in EN 1730:2012;
  • Suppression of A-deviation;
  • Addition of an Annex B (Informative) for an example of calculation for stiffness of the structure.

These modifications will result in the withdrawal of EN 527-3 – Test method standard.

2. EN 12727 - Furniture - Ranked seating - Requirements for safety, strength and durability.

EN 12727: 2016 supersedes the 2000 version.

The main modification is the reference to EN 1728:2012 and the cancellation of the test method from the body of the standard.

3. EN 15372 - Furniture - Strength, durability and safety - Requirements for non-domestic tables.

EN 15372: 2016 supersedes the 2008 version.

The main modification is the reference to EN 1730:2012 and the cancellation of the test method from the body of the standard.

These European Standards shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May 2017. Conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn, at the latest, by May 2017.

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