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 13150:2020 Workbenches for laboratories in educational institutions – Dimensions, safety and durability requirements and test methods
This document applies to workbenches, movable science tables and workbench shelves designed for use in educational institutions and similar laboratories. It does not apply to workbenches and working tables for industrial laboratories, institutes and universities or similar research institutions. It does not apply to fume cupboards. This document specifies safety and durability requirements and test methods and gives dimensions. Requirements and test methods related to the fire safety or workbenches and to the resistance of the work surface are not included in this document. Requirements concerning electrical safety and media services (eg water, gas, wastewater, compressed air) are not included in this document.

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

Types of furniture testing