SAFEGUARDS | Consumer Products NO. 126/18
The Australian/New Zealand Standard, AS/NZS 4442:2018 concerning Office desks, office workstations, tables intended to be used as office desks, or the increasingly popular sit-stand desks has just been published.
This new standard supersedes the 1997 version about desk and workstation.
The major changes are:
- Stricter Sit-to-Stand desk requirements
- Revised ergonomics requirements
- Tests revised and updated to meet current design requirements
- Standards for 4442 desks and 4443 workstations are now merged into one Standard 4442
Suppliers will be required to update their testing and certification for mechanical, dimensional and general requirements and have this completed to the updated test methods.
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