EN 14727, 13150

EN 14727:2005 Laboratory furniture – Storage units for laboratories – Requirements and test methods
This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for storage units used in laboratories. This European Standard specifies strength, durability and safety requirements to prevent serious injury through normal functional use, as well as misuse that might reasonably be expected to occur. Safety, depending on the structure of the building, is not included e.g. the strength of wall hanging cabinets includes only the cabinet and its parts. The wall and the fixing in the wall are not included. It should be understood that the tests do not ensure that structural failure will not eventually occur as a result of habitual misuse or after an excessively long period of service. Assessment of ageing, degradation and the heating effect of appliances are not included nor are ergonomic aspects or resistance to fire.

EN 13150:2001 Workbenches for laboratories – Dimensions, safety requirements and test methods
This European Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for laboratory benches including laboratory tables and gives recommendations for their dimensions. It applies to benches, movable tables and overbench shelves designed for use in research, educational, quality control and similar laboratories. It should be understood that fulfilling the requirements do not ensure that failure will not occur as a result of habitual misuse or after an excessively long period of service. The tests are designed to be applied to a stand-alone bench that is fully assembled and ready for use.

Storage units for laboratories and workbenches for laboratories can be assessed according to these standards.

Types of furniture testing