What Is AFRDI?

What Is AFRDI?

"Thanks so much for everything. The desks are great and the guys that delivered them were awesome. Looking forward to dealing with you guys again soon" - April 2019
"The order ran really smoothly and we’ve set all the tables up already. Thank you so much for helping us with our office needs" - April 2019
"Received goods intact and in perfect condition. The delivery guys were exceptional, and all went well, smoothly. Thank you again for your prompt service" - April 2019
"Thank you so much. We received the delivery yesterday, all went smoothly and chairs are great" - April 2019
"Most happy with the products and the speedy delivery. Also, most grateful with the advice and assistance from your staff who were terrific" - April 2019
"Many thanks for your help and I can only praise the delivery and installation guys who were just a dream. Big congrats to you and your team" - April 2019
"The delivery and desks was all good. We are very impressed with the great service. Thanks very much" - April 2019
"All is great. Thank you and your team for making the process so smooth" - March 2019
"The desks are spot on, exactly as we ordered, easy assembly, all parts there, prompt delivery and great communication. Thank you" - March 2019
"All went smoothly yet again!" - March 2019
"Everything went smoothly, delivery was fast and installation was simple. Product is also great" - March 2019
"Your team was amazing. Everyone was friendly, professional & they got stuck in without any dilly-dallying around. I would definitely recommend your services again" - March 2019
"Everything was fine and the delivery guys were friendly and even cleaned up after themselves!" - March 2019
"I am more than happy with your service, and the chairs are fantastic!" - March 2019
"We would highly recommend your company to others who are looking to purchase office furniture. Your service from start to finish was excellent. Well done to your team" - March 2019
"Thank you for your outstanding service – from the time we ordered the furniture online to the day of delivery your service was very professional" - March 2019
"Everything went well with the installation of our new desks, and they are perfect for our needs. Thanks again for your assistance" - March 2019
"The furniture was delivered promptly yesterday. Your staff were great and efficient to deal with from ordering, all the way through to delivery by the driver" - March 2019
"The office tables arrived in good order and condition. Once again, thank you for the quick turnaround" - March 2019
"I want to congratulate you all on the professionalism exhibited throughout my experience. Quality furniture and affordability!" - March 2019
"I found your online catalogue helpful, the ordering process smooth and the delivery handled with care and courtesy" - March 2019
"It's been great dealing with you guys - after having had an extraordinarily frustrating experience with another company & the subsequent return of two damaged deliveries!" - March 2019
"Everything was all good thank you. Another great service!" - February 2019
"As always everything was perfect. Fast delivery and the delivery driver always calls before he arrives - he is also really nice. You all have been great to deal with yet again" - February 2019
"Thank you so much again! The chairs are perfect! Honestly, your team is amazing and without the help of people like yourself and your team we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do" - February 2019
"Great service as always! Quick turnaround time is so refreshing, thank you for all your help as always…" - February 2019

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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