Update of Outdoor Safety Requirement Standard

Top Quote BS EN 581-1 Outdoor Seat and Table safety requirement standard has been revised with several changes to the 2006 edition. The new version was published on March 17, 2017. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 06, 2017 - Europe has updated its standard for outdoor seating and tables. Published on March 17, 2017, EN 581-1:2017 is entitled Outdoor Furniture - Seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract use - General safety requirements.

    The new version contains a number of modifications, including:
    Clearer indication that the standard is for adult use only
    Definition of camping, domestic and contract use is now part of the body text - taken from Annex B in the previous version
    Accessible parts for seating and tables are defined and must be taken into account when assessing edges and corners
    Risk of finger injuries, in the end of tubular components, have been taken into consideration and requirements for gaps and holes removed
    Concerning shear and squeeze point, it has been specified that adjustment of the product can be considered as not presenting any risk to the user, as they can control their own movements
    The term "hazard", for shear and squeeze points under the weight of the user, has been replaced with "risk of injuries" to clarify that some shear and squeeze points may not be a risk to the user and may be acceptable after risk analysis
    Requirements for protection against staining of lubricant in normal use
    Clearer specification that the load used in the assessment should be harmonized with other parts of EN 581

    EN 581-1:2017 replaces the earlier version, EN 581-1:2006, with immediate effect. European countries have until September 30, 2017, to withdraw the previous standard and publish the new standard.

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