FIRA has announced that a new edition of the European Standard, that defines the dimensional requirements for educational tables and seating, has been approved and will be published within the next six months.

This edition of EN 1729-1 Furniture - Chairs and tables for educational institutions. Part 1 – Dimensional Requirements, will replace the current 2006 edition. The Standard was developed by European Committee CEN TC207 WG6, chaired by FIRA’s chief ergonomist, Levent Çaglar.

The main changes are that a new dummy is used to define seating measurements and requirements for tall chairs have been added.