BS 8474:2013 Furniture. Chairs with electrically operated support surfaces. Requirements

BS 8474:2013

Furniture. Chairs with electrically operated support surfaces. Requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2013



What is this standard about?

It specifies requirements and test methods for chairs with support surfaces the position of which can be adjusted electrically by the seated person and/or a responsible person.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Designers/manufacturers/suppliers of chairs with electrically operated support surfaces
  • Users of such chairs
  • Testers of such chairs

Why should you use this standard? 

It specifies the safety, strength, stability and durability of the chair structure and includes riser chairs, recliner chairs and rise and recline chairs. It specifies chairs suitable for adult users weighing up to 110 kg and up to 160 kg, with a normal body mass distribution. 

This standard aims to improve the safety of users and applies to single and multiple seating units and chairs intended for domestic and non-domestic use. The requirements in this standard apply to chairs in the fully assembled condition, ready for use. 

NOTE: It does not specify the fire resistance or durability properties of filling materials, upholstery fabrics or foam cushions or the electrical safety of the support surface adjustment mechanism. 

Standard NumberBS 8474:2013
TitleFurniture. Chairs with electrically operated support surfaces. Requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 3696:1995+A1:1995, BS EN 13759:2012, BS EN 1022:2005, BS EN 1728:2012
Informative References(Provided for Information)93/42/EEC, Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, 1988, Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations
ReplacesBS 8474:2006
Draft Superseded By13/30258052 DC
DescriptorsReclining chairs, Chairs, Safety measures, Testing conditions, Control systems, Electrically-operated devices, Equipment safety, Strength of materials, Seating, Furniture, Mechanical testing, Durability, Adjustable furniture
ISBN978 0 580 77741 7
File Size143 KB

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