Our outdoor furniture has been designed and tested with reference to the mechanical and general safety requirements prescribed by European standards and currently applicable to this sector. Every product sheet reports the code number of the tests passed by the corresponding item pursuant to the appropriate standards. All tested items have achieved the Contract standard, which is the highest standard under the current regulation. As a result, they can be applied not only for private use (lower-grade Camping and
Domestic standards), but also for professional use (collective use in public places such as restaurants, hotels, open swimming pools…).
SEDEX and SMETA
The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange ( Sedex) is a not-for-profit, membership organisation for businesses committed to the continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains. Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of UK retailers to drive convergence in social audit standards and monitoring practices . The aims of Sedex are to ease the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of reports and to drive improvements in supply chain Labour Standards.
The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit ( SMETA ) has been developed by the Sedex Associate Auditor Group (AAG) , through multi-stakeholder consultation, to provide a best practice reference framework for social auditing and reporting. It draws from practices defined by Sedex members and by the Global Social Compliance Programme ( GSCP).
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 581-2
MECHANICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS OF SEATING
Seat and back static load test
Seat: a force of 2000 N is applied to the seat for 10 cycles maintained for 10 seconds and for 1 cycle maintained for 30 minutes.
Back: a force of 560 N is applied to the back for 10 cycles maintained for 10 seconds and for 1 cycle maintained for 30 minutes.
Seat and back fatigue test
A force of 1000 N is applied to the seat alternating with a tilting force of max 100 N applied to the back, for a total of 50000 cycles.
Seat front edge static load test
A force of 130 N is applied to the front edge for 10 cycles maintained for 10 seconds and for 1 cycle maintained for 30 minutes.
Seat impact test
A special seat impactor is made to drop 10 times from a height of 180 mm.
Arm downwards static load test
A vertical force of 900 N is applied to the arm.
Arm fatigue test
A force of 400 N is applied to the arms for a total of 30000 cycles.
Leg forwards static load test
Applying a balance weight of 100 KG, a front horizontal force of 400 N is applied.
Leg sideways static load test
Applying a balance weight of 100 KG, a front horizontal force of 300 N is applied.
Alternating fatigue test for folding and/or reclining chairs
A mass of 100 KG is applied to the seat, and an alternating force of 250 N Is applied to the two upper ends of the rest alternating with a tilting moment of 100 Nm applied to the centre of the back for a total of 20000 cycles.
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 581-3
MECHANICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS OF TABLES
Forces are applied to pre-established points and with values depending on the size of the top and on the level of mechanical equirements called for.
Vertical static load on the table and on its extensions
Forces are applied to pre-established points of the top and of the extensions, if any, of 1000 N and 350 N respectively for 10 cycles maintained for 10 seconds and for 1 cycle maintained for 30 minutes.
For alternating forces of 150 N are applied for 20000 cycles to points on the edge of the top, pre-established on the basis of the geometrical typology.
Our tables allow an umbrella to be inserted, however they are unable to support the umbrella, which must therefore be used with its own separate base.