EN 12727

EN 12727:2016 Furniture – Ranked seating – Test methods and requirements for strength and durability
This European Standard specifies test methods and requirements determining the structural strength and durability of the structure of all types of ranked seating, (e.g. stadium and auditorium seating) which are permanently fastened to the floor and/or walls, whether in bench or individual seat form. A table of tests with four choices of loads is included. This standard applies to seating permanently fixed in ranks but does not apply to linked upright chairs not fastened to the floor and/or walls. Assessment of ageing, degradation and the effect of ambient temperature are not included.

Ranked seating is assessed according to this standard.

Types of furniture testing