aabb standards pdf
All furniture should be sturdy, safe and easy to use.
Comfortable, safe and easy to use. This is the standard to which all furniture must be held in order to create a healthy home that is as good for your body as it is for your mind. Furniture that isn’t sturdy, safe or easy to use will keep you from working at full capacity. It will also make it harder for you and your family to enjoy spending time together in the home. Comfortable furniture should encourage you to work hard; safe furniture should encourage you and your family members to spend more time together; easy-to-use furniture should encourage you to be productive every day.
All furniture should be able to support the weight of users without undue strain, and should not be difficult or dangerous to use.
All furniture should be able to support the weight of users without undue strain, and should not be difficult or dangerous to use. Furniture that has a poor design or is in poor condition may cause injury or even death.
- It should be comfortable to use.
- It should be able to adjust easily to different users.
- It should be able to support 250 pounds (113 kilograms) without undue strain, and 500 pounds (227 kilograms) with some effort from the user.
All furniture should be structurally sound and have a sound construction that does not weaken or damage easily.
All furniture must be structurally sound, with no defects or unrepaired damage. No loose, cracked, or broken portions should be present in any part of the furniture. Any piece of structural damage will render it unusable until repaired to the point where it is fully stable and strong again. Part of the testing process for any new piece will involve applying forces along all three axes to make sure that it remains solid and durable under stress. If a new criticism is found during testing after production has begun, that line of furniture must cease production immediately and undergo repairs until the issues are resolved before they can resume making units again.
All furniture should be sufficiently stable (not wobble) when upright or on its side or any other position.
All furniture should be sufficiently stable (not wobble) when upright or on its side or any other position. For a piece of furniture to meet this requirement, it must not be easily toppled over by an individual leaning against or climbing upon it or pulling themselves up onto it, and it must not fall over under normal use. If a piece of furniture has moving parts, such as castors on a chair, they must be adequately secured to ensure that the piece of furniture cannot be easily moved out from underneath its user.
The strength of all removable components should also be sufficient so that they do not break off when subjected to normal use (e.g., when someone sits down in a chair that is already occupied). All joints should also be strong enough for the item to withstand its intended usage; for example, bed slats would likely break if used as a ladder.
Any electrical wiring, cables, pipes or similar from either the building or /or the furniture should be concealed from view and secured in a way that does not cause physical damage to the product during normal use.
Concealment of wires, cables, pipes and similar is a critical aspect of design. Concealing these items reduces the risk of physical damage to products during normal use.
You should focus on your body but also your home’s quality and safety as well.
And again, the focus isn’t just on your own health and safety. You should also consider the wider environment of your home and its effect on you. The good news is that even if you don’t have a lot of time to research and implement safety measures in your home, there are plenty of products available today that can help make the home safer for everyone. Some devices can be added to existing appliances or fixtures in order to increase their safety factor, while others require no additional equipment at all.