AS NZS 4610.3:2020 Furniture – School and educational Part 3: Storage furniture – – Strength, durability and stability.
AS NZS 4610.3 specifies strength, durability and stability requirements for free standing storage furniture for use in educational institutions.
Storage furniture includes items such as, cupboards, bookcases, shelving units, bag and tote storage units and lockers, magazine racks, teaching units, and trolleys. Storage furniture may be static or mobile.
Storage furniture may be fully assembled or require full or partial assembly. The following are not covered by this Standard:
Wall mounted units, specialized library shelving units, filing cabinets, lecterns and
similar items.
Electrical conformance, power and cable management.
Components made of glass.
NOTE Testing of glass is not covered in this Standard.
1.2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document.
NOTE Documents referenced for informative purposes are listed in the Bibliography. AS ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
ISO 48-4, Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of hardness — Part 4: Indentation hardness by durometer method (Shore hardness)
ISO 48-5, Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of hardness — Part 5: Indentation hardness by IRHD pocket meter method
1.3 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this Standard the following definitions apply.
degree of closeness to the true value or the specified value of whatever dimension is being measured, or force applied
clear space
internal height of a drawer defined by the height of a box that just allows the drawer to be closed
component or function of a component that absorbs energy and cushions the opening or closing of a door, drawer or flap
Note ito entry: See also self-closing devices (1.3.2 1), self-assist closing device (1.3.22), self-opening devices (1.3.2 3) and self-assist opening device (1.3.24).
maximum displacement of a component measured under load at the time specified in the test
Note 1 to entry: The residual or permanent effect of the load or forces applied is deformation.
permanent change in shape or size due to the application of loads or forces
box like storage compartment without a lid and made to slide horizontally in and out of a unit with the aid of a runner and fitted with an out-stop
Note 1 to entry: See also tote (1.3.32) and pencil drawer (1.3.16).
durability loading
reiterated application to the unit in a steady and gradual manner, of the load which is likely to occur most frequently.AS NZS 4610.3 pdf download.