Testing Heavy Duty Office Chair Of AFRDI
Heavy Duty Office Chair – When looking around on the internet for new furniture purchases for your office. It is quite common to come across a number of incomprehensible acronyms. And codes for standards you have never heard of. Some descriptions for office chairs you find will declare that the chairs are AFRDI tested. But, what exactly does this mean?
An AFRDI certified level 6 chair will meet most of the commercial requirements. This means that a level 6 chair can withstand heavy and prolonged use, even in harsh conditions. A level 6 office chair could be used in heavy industry, police stations or military departments. Level 5 certified chairs are suitable for slightly lighter use and less severe conditions. But, are still recommended for heavy-duty office use. An AFRDI certified level 4 chair, on the other hand, is better suited to regular office use. It is from general keyboard applications to executive use.
The general standard AS/NZS 4438:1997 is suitable for users weighing 110 kg and less. The standard, AFRDI 142 – Rated load, has been developed to test chairs that cater to people that weigh more than 100 kg. This standard takes into consideration how many total hours a week users are expected to be sitting on the office chairs and the length of the work period to give an accurate judgment of the chair’s strength under heavy loads.