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Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute Ltd

Accreditation No: 3082
AFRDI Laboratory
Contact: Mr I Burton
Phone: (03) 6326 6155
Fax: (03) 6326 3090
School Road (University Campus),
TAS 7248
Facilities: Public testing service
Last Modified: 16-MAY-16

This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005

13.19 Timber and timber products
.99 Other tests
AS/NZS 4266 .5, .13, .32, .33

13.29 Plastics and related products
.51 Flexible foams
To AS 2281; AS 2282.0, .1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .7, .8, .9, .11, .12
.82 Decorative laminates
High pressure laminate tests to BS EN438 Part 2 and AS/NZS 2924.2 for:
thickness, appearance, resistance to surface wear, resistance to immersion in boiling water,
resistance to dry heat, dimensional stability at 20°C and elevated temperatures,
resistance to large diameter ball, resistance to cracking, resistance to staining,
resistance to cigarette burns, resistance to steam, resistance to crazing and moisture resistance

13.48 Furniture
Domestic furniture:
Dimensions, functional characteristics, stability, strength, safety and durability tests to the following standards and similar methods:
Beds to BS EN 1725, BS EN 1957
Bunk beds to AS/NZS 4220, Consumer Protection Notice No. 1 of 2003
Children's beds to AFRDI Standard 143
Chairs and stools to ISO 7173, ISO 7174/1; AS/NZS 4688
Domestic kitchen equipment to AS/NZS 4387
Domestic kitchen furniture to AS/NZS 4386
Domestic seating to EN 1728
Freestanding chests of drawers, wardrobes and bookshelves/bookcases - determination of stability to AS/NZS 4935
Mattresses to BS EN 1957
Plastic monobloc chairs to AS/NZS 3813
Storage furniture to BS 4875 Parts 7 and 8
Tables to BS EN 1730 and EN 12521

Furniture components:
Ignitability of upholstered furniture to AS 3744.1, AS 3744.2, AS/NZS 4088.1,
BS 7177 (BS EN 597 and BS 6807), BS EN 1021 Parts 1 and 2 and similar methods
Ignitability of upholstered seating to BS 5852, Sources 0 to 5 inclusive
Ignitability of bedding components to International Maritime Organisation Resolution A.688 (17)

Monitor arms to AFRDI 126

Office chairs and components:
Dimensions, stability, strength, durability, function, and fatigue tests to the following standards and similar methods:
Chairs to ANSI/BIFMA X5.1, Large Occupant Seatng to ANSI/BIFMA X5.11 and
AS/NZS 4438
Components to AFRDI 109;
Fixed height chairs to AS/NZS 4688
Mobile pedestals to AS 5079.3
Office furniture to ANSI SOHO S6.5
Office pedestal seating to BS 5459 Part 2
Office work chairs to BS EN 1335 Parts 1, 2 and 3; ISO 21015

Office desks and workstations (panel systems):
Dimensions (including on-site tests), stability, strength, safety, and
durability tests to the following standards and similar methods:
desks to ANSI/BIFMA X5.5, AS/NZS 4442; BS EN 527 Parts 1, 2 and 3
workstations to ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 (excluding panel flamability tests),
AS/NZS 4443
work tables to BS EN 527 Parts 1, 2 and 3

Office storage furniture:
Dimensions, stability, strength, safety and durability tests to the following standards and similar methods:
Office storage furniture to AS/NZS 4790, ANSI/BIFMA X5.3, ANSI/BIFMA X5.4, ANSI/BIFMA X5.9,BS 4875 Parts 7 and 8, ISO 7170,
ISO 7171
Lateral files to AS 5079.1
Retail spinners to AFRDI 144 and AS/NZS 4829
Vertical files to ANSI/BIFMA X5.3, AS 5079.2

Outdoor furniture to BS EN 581 Parts 1, 2 and 3

School and education furniture:
Dimensions, stability, strength, safety and durability tests to AS/NZS 4610.2 and .3 and similar methods
Ranked seating to EN 12727

Strength, durability and safety - requirements for non-domestic tables to BS EN 15372

13.50 Products for children and infants
.01 Cots
Children's cots to AS/NZS 2172, Consumer Protection Notice No. 6 of 2005, ASTM F1169, AS NZS 8811.1, Method 1: Sleep Surfaces - Test for Firmness
Folding cots to AS/NZS 2195, Consumer Protection Notice No. 4 of 2008
.02 Highchairs
Highchairs to AS 4684, BS EN 14988

13.94 Coatings
.99 Other coatings
Surface resistance to cold liquids to BS EN12720; wet heat to BS EN12721; dry heat to
BS EN12722; cold oils and fats to BS 3962 Part 5; mechanical damage to BS 3962 Part 6