UL informs the commercial furniture industry that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recently approved revisions for the safety and performance standard: ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2021, Desk and Table Products.
The Scope of ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2021
“The standard provides a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability and structural performance of desk and table products intended for use in commercial office, institutional and educational environments, including retail spaces, restaurants and cafeterias.”
One new test was added for unattached desk or tabletop retention and clarifications were made to several tests. The revisions have been specifically on stability, leg strength, and height adjustable desk/table surfaces tests.