The Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute (AFRDI) is
an independent not-for-profit technical organisation providing standards,
testing, product certification and research for buyers and sellers of furniture.

The purpose of testing and certification is to ensure that products are not
only safe, but that they will last, thus contributing to sustainability, and
|minimising use of the earth's resources.

AFRDI standards cover strength, durability, stability, flammability and safety. Regular auditing ensures quality to be continuously maintained.

Australian Standards: AS/NZS 4438 (Levels 4, 5 and 6)

Ergonomic assessment is only available under AS/NZS 4438 and most
certified office swivel chairs in Australia and New Zealand are tested to the requirements of AS/NZS 4438:1997 for height adjustable swivel chairs.
This Standard is regarded as appropriate for weight up to 110 kg.


AFRDI Level 6 certified office chair will meet most commercial needs.  Level 6 chairs should be able to withstand extremely robust environments and conditions of use, such as police stations, military installations, control rooms and use in heavy industry.

AFRDI Level 5 certified office chairs are suitable for heavy duty office, industrial and similar application.

AFRDI Level 4 certified office chairs are suitable for office, general keyboard and executive use.

To request an AFRDI Certificate from Sturdy, please click here
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