All types of ranked seating shall comply the minimal requirements determining the structural strength and durability of the structure of (e.g. stadium and auditorium seating). The test methods also include table of tests with four choices of loads. The test method 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.
Safety, stability, strength and durability is assessd according to EN 12727:2016.