How can you determine who sits where in a public place, such as a plaza or a mall coffee shop? The short answer, of course, is that in practical terms you can’t allocate seating according to the size of individuals, and that means you may be knowingly using chairs that could fail in service, leading to personal injury.

The AFRDI approach is to test fixed height seating under its Rated Load Standard which, even at its most modest testing level, assumes users with a body mass of up to 135kg. The other options are 160kg and 185kg. It’s a peace of mind thing for anyone who has to specify fixed height seating for a public space.

Interested? Call AFRDI on (03) 6326 6155.

A reminder that all AFA Members are entitled to a further 10% Discount on Testing conducted via our partners, AFRDI.

To learn more contact membership@australianfurniture.org.au or call (03) 9856 1600