SNZ AS/NZS 4442
Office desks, office workstations and tables intended to be used as office desks-Mechanical, dimensional and general requirements and test methods
|Publication Date:||28 August 2018|
This Standard specifies testing procedures and performance requirements to assist with evaluation of office desks, office workstations and tables intended to be used as office desks (collectively referred to as a 'unit'), to determine their suitability for use in the internal commercial or home office environment. Minimum requirements for dimensions, general safety, stability, strength and durability are specified. This Standard is applicable to units with fixed height, height adjustable, and/or flip top worktops.
The following are not covered by this Standard.
(a) Acoustics attenuation properties.
(b) Counter units.
NOTE: Defined as desks of standing or sitting height across which workers on one side of the unit perform transactions or services for the public who are located on the other side of the unit.
(c) Tables not intended to be used as office desks. (d) Electrical safety and electrical compliance with regulations.
(e) Environmental and sustainability concerns, except for formaldehyde emissions covered under Clause 2.3.6, and the sustainability benefits inherent in a unit conforming to this Standard's dimensional, general safety, stability, strength, and durability requirements.
(g) Free standing screens.
NOTE: Defined as freestanding vertical space dividers that do not possess a primary worktop.
(h) Units fixed to the structure of a building.
(i) Ergonomic use.
(j) Units designed specifically for use by disabled persons.
(k) Monitor arms.
(l) Desktop converters.
NOTE: Defined as height adjustable platforms that sit on a desk's worktop. By raising the platform, on which a monitor and keyboard sit, they enable a person to work while standing at the desk.