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AS/NZS 4443-1997 office panel systems - workstations

Standard Number:  AS/NZS 4443-1997
Title:  office panel systems - workstations
Language:  English
Publication Date:  1997/1/5
Status:  Current
International Classification for Standards (ICS)DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT. ENTERTAINMENT. SPORTS>>Furniture
Publisher:  Australia Standards(AS)
Price:  
Number of Pages:46P.;A4  

Description:This Standard sets out the requirements for the evaluation, design, and selection of office panel systems/workstations. It specifies minimum requirements for function, strength, durability and stability of workstations, leaving designers and manufacturers the maximum opportunity to develop suitable products. This Standard does not apply to mobile workstations or special cases such as schools, where the height of counters or benches, for example, might vary from those specified in this Standard.  
Catalog:Document Contents
AS/NZS 4443:1997 OFFICE PANEL SYSTEMS-WORKSTATIONS
PREFACE
CONTENTS
FOREWORD
SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 OBJECTIVE
1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
1.4 DEFINITIONS
1.4.1 Adjustable keyboard surface
1.4.2 Importer
1.4.3 Manufacturer
1.4.4 Modular systems furniture
1.4.5 Non-load-bearing panel or screen
1.4.6 Panel system products
1.4.7 Panel-supported
1.4.8 Shall
1.4.9 Should
1.4.10 Workstation
1.5 FUNCTION
1.6 STRENGTHAND DURABILITY
1.7 STABILITY
1.8 WORK SURFACE RESISTANCE
1.9 COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS
1.10 TOLERANCE
SECTION 2 FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1 SAFETY
2.2 CABLE MANAGEMENT
2.3 STORAGE FACILITIES
2.4 DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS-SEATED WORKSTATIONS (see Figure 1)
2.4.1 Work surface area
2.4.2 Height adjustable work surfaces
2.4.3 Mechanically assisted controls
2.4.4 Fixed height work surfaces
2.4.5 Work surface thickness
2.4.6 Work surface finish
2.4.7 Leg Space
2.4.8 Modesty panel
2.5 COUNTER WORKSTATIONS
2.5.1 General design requirements
2.5.2 Standing workstation
2.5.3 Seated workstation
SECTION 3 STRENGTH AND DURABILITY REQUIREMENTS
3.1 GENERAL
3.2 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
3.2.1 Mechanical strength test for panel system products
3.2.2 Static load test for storage shelves
3.2.3 Cabinet test
3.2.4 Static load test for work surfaces without supported drawers
3.2.5 Static load test for work surfaces with supported drawers
3.2.6 Lock test for drawers supported by work surfaces
3.2.7 Outstop test for drawers supported by work surfaces
3.2.8 Rebound test for drawers supported by work surfaces
3.2.9 Dislodgment test for panel-mounted components
3.2.10 Horizontal and vertical adjustment tests
SECTION 4 STABILITY REQUIREMENT
4.1 GENERAL
4.2 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT
SECTION 5 WORK SURFACE RESISTANCE
5.1 GENERAL
5.2 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 6 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS
6.1 RESISTANCE TO HUMIDITY CHANGES
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Performance requirement
6.2 METAL COMPONENTS
6.3 FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS
6.4 ACOUSTIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PANELS
6.5 AIR CIRCULATION REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 7 MARKING, INSTRUCTIONS AND TEST REPORT
7.1 MARKING REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
7.2 TEST REPORTS
APPENDIX A - MECHANICAL STRENGTH TEST FOR PANEL SYSTEM PRODUCTS
A1 SCOPE
A2 PRINCIPLE
A3 APPARATUS
A4 PROCEDURE-WORK SURFACES
A5 TEST PROCEDURE-SHELVES
A6 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX B - STATIC LOAD TEST FOR STORAGE SHELVES
B1 SCOPE
B2 PRINCIPLE
B3 APPARATUS
B4 TEST PROCEDURE
B5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX C - CABINET TEST
C1 SCOPE
C2 PRINCIPLE
C3 APPARATUS
C4 PROCEDURE
C5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX D - STATIC LOAD TEST FOR WORK SURFACES WITHOUT SUPPORTED DRAWERS
D1 SCOPE
D2 PRINCIPLE
D3 APPARATUS
D4 PROCEDURE
D5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX E - STATIC LOAD TEST FOR WORK SURFACES WITH SUPPORTED DRAWERS
E1 SCOPE
E2 PRINCIPLE
E3 APPARATUS
E4 PROCEDURE
E5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX F - LOCK TEST FOR DRAWERS SUPPORTED BY WORK SURFACES
F1 SCOPE
F2 PRINCIPLE
F3 APPARATUS
F4 PROCEDURE
F5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX G - OUTSTOP TEST FOR DRAWERS SUPPORTED BY WORK SURFACES
G1 SCOPE
G2 PRINCIPLE
G3 APPARATUS
G4 PROCEDURE
G5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX H - REBOUND TEST FOR DRAWERS SUPPORTED BY WORK SURFACES
H1 SCOPE
H2 PRINCIPLE
H3 APPARATUS
H4 PROCEDURE
H5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX I - DISLODGMENT TEST FOR PANEL-MOUNTED COMPONENTS
I1 SCOPE
I2 PRINCIPLE
I3 APPARATUS
I4 PROCEDURE
I5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX J - HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT TESTS
J1 SCOPE
J2 PRINCIPLE
J3 APPARATUS
J4 PROCEDURE-ALL SURFACES
J5 PROCEDURE-ADJUSTABLE KEYBOARD SURFACES
J6 PROCEDURE-OTHER SURFACES
J7 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX K - STABILITY TEST
K1 SCOPE
K2 PRINCIPLE
K3 APPARATUS
K4 PROCEDURE
K5 TEST REPORT
APPENDIX L - WORK SURFACE RESISTANCE
L1 SCOPE
L2 PRINCIPLE
L3 APPARATUS
L4 PROCEDURE
L5 TEST REPORT
  
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