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 here necessary on the relevant product specification sheet.
Chairs accredited with AFRDI approval, are suitable for commercial needs, able to withstand heavy duty use.