ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2011 General Purpose Office Chairs - Tests

ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 is intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and users with a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, and structural adequacy of general-purpose office chairs. General-purpose office chairs are normally used in an office environment and may include, but are not limited to those seating styles typically referred to as: executive/management, task/secretarial, side/guest chairs, stacking chairs, tablet arm chairs and stools.

ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 includes the following tests:

  • Backrest Strength Test - Horizontal - Static
  • Backrest Strength Test - Vertical - Static
  • Back Durability Test - Horizontal - Cyclic
  • Back Durability Test - Vertical - Cyclic
  • Arm Strength Test - Horizontal - Static
  • Arm Strength Test - Vertical - Static
  • Arm Durability Test - Horizontal - Cyclic
  • Arm Durability Test - Vertical - Cyclic
  • Seating Durability Test - Cyclic
  • Drop Test - Dynamic
  • Structural Durability Test - Cyclic
  • Base Test - Static
  • Leg Strength - Front and Side Application
  • Unit Drop Test - Dynamic
  • Caster/Unit Base Durability Test - Cyclic
  • Swivel Test - Cyclic
  • Tilt Mechanism Test - Cyclic
  • Stability Tests
  • Tablet Arm Load Ease Test - Cyclic
  • Tablet Arm Load Test - Static

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