Well that’s a good question and one whose answer is constantly evolving. This is why we operate under the ethical, logical and umbrella principals of continuous improvement, and so we believe that in order to best offer any substance, Perth Interior Fitouts sources high quality products from a range of business furniture manufacturers and maintain our high-level commitment to wide ranging international ergonomic, sustainable and durability standards.
The below recognised certification testing applies to products in our range where labelled or referenced with the appropriate certification logo. Each certification body below explains in more detail the standards a product must adhere to in order to achieve certification.
The Australian Furnishing Research and Development Institute is an independent technical organisation which provide standards, testing product certification and research for both buyers and sellers of furniture.
The AFRDI standards test for strength, stability, safety, flammability, durability and ergonomic assessment.
Most certified office swivel chairs in Australia and New Zealand are tested to the requirements of AS/NZS 4438:1997 – Height Adjustable Swivel Chairs. This standard of chair is recognised as being suitable for users up to approximately 110kg. Each of our chairs will have an individual weight rating where necessary on the relevant product specification sheet.
AFRDI Level 6
Chairs accredited with an AFRDI Level 6 logo will suit most commercial needs. AFRDI Level 6 certified chairs can withstand heavy duty severe conditions of use, such as police stations, military installations, control rooms and use in heavy industry.
AFRDI 142-Rated Load 160kg/135kg
This standard is designed to cater for people heavier than 110kg and includes both single and multi-shift work environments.
Multi-shift i.e. significantly greater than 40hrs use per week
Single-shift i.e. approximately 40hrs use per week
Australia’s trusted eco-label for planet and people.
Good Environmental Choice Australia empowers architects, builders, designers and consumers to have confidence in their purchasing decisions, and trust GECA certified products to be healthier, safer, and better for the environment.
We oﬀer a range of GECA certified products.
The GREENGUARD program certifies that products designed for indoor use meet strict chemical emissions limits, ensuring the creation of healthier office interiors.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification
GREENGUARD Certification on a product ensures the manufacturing process has attained specific sustainable practices, using scientific data from unbiased, third-party organisations. All products meeting the GREENGUARD Certification have been tested in dynamic, environmental chambers following a range of different test methods such as chemical and particle emission measurements, microbial resistance testing and measured emission levels by air concentration.
BIFMA is the Association for Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers, an American-based organisation running since 1973 to provide standards for commercial furniture.
BIFMA is accredited by, and their standards conforming to, requirements by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The BIFMA Engineering Committee develops the standards and continually drafts and revises new protocols for manufacturers to follow. The BIFMA standards are to provide manufacturers and users with a common basis for evaluating safety, durability, stability and structural quality of specified furniture.
Green Star assesses the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fit outs and communities. Choosing Green Star can help you save money, create a healthy place for people, minimise your environmental footprint and build a better future for us all.