BS 6396:2008+A1:2015 - Electrical systems in office furniture and educational furniture. Specification
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BS 6396:2008+A1:2015

Electrical systems in office furniture and educational furniture. Specification

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : November 2008



This British Standard specifies requirements for the safe provision and assembly of electrical power, data and telecommunications distribution systems in office furniture, educational furniture and office screens. Requirements are specified for furniture for general use and for furniture for use with specific equipment, parts of which may be built in during manufacture.

Appropriate tests are described for the installed power distribution system in the furniture. The standard applies to single‑phase electrical power distribution systems operating at rated voltages up to 250 V a.c. that are connected to the fixed wiring of the permanent installation of the building by a 13 A fused plug and socket outlet arrangement conforming to BS 1363. The standard makes provision for the routing of cables through the furniture.

This standard does not apply to electrical appliances used with or within an article of office furniture or educational furniture, for which appropriate standards are available. The standard does not apply to power distribution systems that are permanently connected to the building installation. The standard also does not apply to special purpose workstations in laboratories or workshops.

Standard NumberBS 6396:2008+A1:2015
TitleElectrical systems in office furniture and educational furniture. Specification
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 November 2008
Confirm Date10 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 60730-2, BS 7211, BS EN 60669-1, BS EN 1729-2, BS 5467, BS EN 527-2:2016, BS 7671:2008, BS EN 60127-2:2003, BS 6004, BS 1362, BS EN 60598-1, BS EN 60320-1, BS EN ISO 3675, BS EN 61032, BS 1363-2, BS 5733, BS 4727-1, BS 6346, BS EN 1023-3, BS 1363-1, BS EN 1023-2, BS 7919, BS EN 527-2, BS EN 60950, BS EN 527-3, BS 6724, BS 6500
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 6396:2002
Amended ByAmendment, December 2015
Draft Superseded By15/30330475 DC
DescriptorsFurniture, Screens (partitions), Computer terminals, Electric cables, Telecommunication systems, Office furniture, Electrical installations, Office equipment, Safety measures, Electric cable systems, Electrical testing, Electric wiring systems, School furniture, Marking, Electric power systems, Data transmission, Inspection
ISBN978 0 580 91719 6
File Size791 KB

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