"Thanks so much for touching base - great product and we really loved the customer service" - April 2021
"I have nothing to fault you on, everything went perfectly and I have left a 5-star review in Google. Excellent service" - April 2021
"Everything ran smoothly. We thank you for your kind and professional manner" - April 2021
"We are super happy with our Boardroom and Reception furniture. It all look great. Many thanks for a smooth process, delivery and installation" - April 2021
"Everything came in on time and was terrific. Thanks for all your help" - March 2021
"It has worked out perfectly and such an awesome addition to the boardroom table. Also receiving it as quick as we did was amazing" - March 2021
"I would like to express my absolute delight working with you! Everything has been very easy. You've gone above and beyond on every request. I'll be coming back" - March 2021
"Friendly and professional. The items were delivered in perfect condition - really great customer service!" - March 2021
"Just a quick email to let you know that delivery went well and I am very happy with the chairs. They are perfect for my space" - March 2021
"We are very happy with the drawer units for our new staff members, and the very quick and professional delivery the next morning. We would not hesitate to use Fast Office Furniture again. 5 Stars" - March 2021
"I have had feedback from the doctors and they are happy with the chairs. Thank you for your quick and efficient service" - March 2021
"This is my 2nd purchase. Very happy, excellent service with the efficient responses to my queries" - March 2021
"I am very happy with my new desks and drawers. I put them together myself and they are great" - March 2021
"Purchasing and installation ran very smoothly. Couldn’t asked for a better team on the delivery and install. Thank you so much for all your help with quotes" - March 2021
"I wish I had found your company earlier, after the trouble I went through with another furniture house (who then cancelled the complete order "because they can't deliver to our area")" - March 2021
"From purchasing to delivery, all went smoothly. Impressed with your service" - March 2021
"The guys who installed took away all the cartons and left it all very tidy, thank you!" - March 2021
"The order and delivery process ran very smoothly and we really appreciate that" - March 2021
"The desks are great, very happy with the ease of use. Your delivery team did an excellent job with the set up" - March 2021
"All delivered as promised and really happy with the quality of the products" - March 2021
"Once again we have been very happy with both the product and service!" - March 2021
"I still find it hard to believe that we get better service, availability of product and value for money from a company in QLD that we can not get here in our own city of Sydney! " - March 2021
"The furniture is great and the guys we so efficient and lovely. Will definitely be using you guys again" - March 2021
"All received on time and all set up - they're great desks and we're stoked about these purchases" - March 2021
"We are so overjoyed with our desks. I loved the variety on offer, and honestly, the delivery and installation guys were amazing. We will definitely use you again" - March 2021
"I really appreciate your prompt responses in regards to the freight company. Was very frustrating but you made the process easy" - March 2021

AFRDI Approved Chair – So What?

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AFRDI Approved office chairs are tested to the Australian New Zealand standard. This is based on European standards and in some ways is even tougher – chairs that comply with AS/NZS 4438 are ergonomically sound, tough, durable and safe

 

 

Ergonomically Sound

Ninety percent of the population – everyone other than the shortest 5 percent and the tallest 5 percent – should be able to adjust an AFRDI Approved chair to provide a comfortable work seat. The standard sets out a range of adjustments required for seat height, seat tilt, lumbar support and arm heights.

Tough

Chairs are measured using a special ‘dummy buttocks’ that takes into account the compression of seat foams and gas springs.

The effects of ‘normal abuse’ are reflected in the standard with a range of forces being applied ten times for 10 seconds each –

• Someone standing on the chair (160kg for Level 4 and 200kg for Level 6)

• Someone sitting on the arm (90kg for Level 4 and 120kg for Level 6, and there is a test for pulling the arms outwards as well)

To simulate rough treatment, the chair is dropped 10 times onto one leg (from a height of 300mm for Level 4 or 450mm for Level 6). In other tests a special 25kg weight is dropped five times onto the seat (from 240mm for Level 4 and 350mm for Level 6), and a 6.5kg hammer is swung through an arc of 1m onto the sides of the arms and the back of the chair.

Durable

Machines are used to simulate someone sitting on the chair, performing about 25,000 ‘sits’ per day, non-stop.

For Level 4 there are 100,000 sits performed with a seat load of 95kg. That is the equivalent of a user sitting on the chair 5 times every hour over a 38 hour week, for 52 weeks a year, over a ten year period.

Level 6 is even tougher – 200,000 sits with the equivalent of a person weighing 120kg.

The durability of the action, the castors and the swivel mechanism are tested separately.

Safe

The standard includes a requirement that there be no features that can cut or trap the user or anyone else in the vicinity of the chair – something that home office users with children might appreciate. There are tests for stability as well.

The Blue Tick means that It’s Independently verified

The Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute (known as AFRDI or Furntech) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose Blue Tick logo is a registered certification mark. Not only do the chairs have to comply with the standard, the supplier must agree to have their brochures and production checked on an on-going basis. Further information is available from Furntech or (03) 6326 6155

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