Welcome to CDG Laboratory, your trusted partner in quality assurance and compliance testing. At CDG, we take pride in offering a comprehensive suite of testing services to ensure that your non-domestic seating meets the highest standards of strength, durability, and safety. Our expertise extends to the EN 16139 standard, a critical benchmark for assessing the performance of furniture intended for non-domestic use. In this detailed service page, we delve into the intricacies of EN 16139, its requirements, and how CDG’s specialized testing services can safeguard the integrity of your seating products.
Understanding EN 16139:
EN 16139 is a European standard specifically designed to evaluate the strength, durability, and safety of non-domestic seating. Published by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), this standard sets forth stringent criteria that seating products must meet to ensure their suitability for use in various commercial and public settings. The scope of EN 16139 encompasses a wide range of seating, including chairs, stools, and tables, intended for use in environments such as offices, hospitality establishments, educational institutions, and more.
Key Requirements of EN 16139:
- Load-bearing Capacity: EN 16139 places a strong emphasis on the load-bearing capacity of non-domestic seating. It specifies the maximum load that the seating should withstand without sustaining structural damage. This is a crucial aspect, especially in settings where seating is subject to frequent use and varying loads.
- Durability and Mechanical Testing: The standard outlines rigorous durability and mechanical testing procedures to assess the long-term performance of seating products. This includes evaluating the resistance of components such as legs, backrests, and armrests to repeated stress, ensuring that the seating maintains its structural integrity over an extended period.
- Stability and Structural Strength: Stability and structural strength are paramount in non-domestic seating, where safety is a top priority. EN 16139 mandates tests to assess the stability of seating under various conditions, including static and dynamic loads. This ensures that the seating remains secure and reliable in real-world usage scenarios.
- Safety Requirements: Safety is a core focus of EN 16139, covering aspects such as sharp edges, entrapment hazards, and stability during use. Seating products must comply with these safety requirements to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries, making them suitable for diverse public and commercial environments.
CDG’s Expertise in EN 16139 Testing:
- Accredited Facilities: CDG Laboratory boasts state-of-the-art, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing facilities equipped with advanced instrumentation to conduct EN 16139 testing with precision and reliability. Our commitment to maintaining accreditation ensures that your testing results are recognized and accepted globally.
- Experienced and Qualified Team: Our team of experts comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience in furniture testing and compliance assessment. They are well-versed in the nuances of EN 16139 and stay abreast of any updates or amendments to the standard, ensuring that your seating products are evaluated with the latest industry knowledge.
- Comprehensive Testing Solutions: CDG offers a comprehensive suite of testing solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of EN 16139. From load-bearing tests to durability assessments, stability evaluations, and safety checks, our testing protocols cover every aspect outlined in the standard, providing a holistic approach to ensuring compliance.
- Customized Testing Programs: We understand that each seating product is unique, and our testing programs can be customized to suit the specific characteristics of your designs. Whether you are a furniture manufacturer, distributor, or designer, our tailored testing approach ensures that your products are assessed in a manner that reflects their intended use and structural composition.
- Timely and Reliable Results: CDG is committed to delivering timely and reliable testing results, allowing you to make informed decisions about your non-domestic seating products. Our efficient testing processes, coupled with a dedication to meeting deadlines, make us a trusted partner for companies seeking swift and accurate compliance assessments.
- Consultative Support: Beyond testing, CDG provides consultative support to help you navigate the complexities of EN 16139 compliance. Our experts are available to answer your queries, offer insights into best practices, and guide you through the testing process, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.
In the dynamic landscape of non-domestic seating, adherence to standards such as EN 16139 is paramount to success. CDG Laboratory stands as your reliable partner, equipped with the expertise, facilities, and commitment to excellence needed to validate the strength, durability, and safety of your seating products. By choosing CDG, you are not only investing in compliance but also in the assurance that your non-domestic seating meets the highest industry benchmarks for quality and performance. Contact us today to discuss your EN 16139 testing needs and embark on a journey towards unparalleled quality assurance.