TÜV Rheinland BIFMA Compliant Program Proves Conformance, Safety and Durability of Furniture

2021年3月12日 | 產品安全

BIFMA-compliant registration form was just released to the public on March 1, 2021. TÜV Rheinland is your experienced partner to prove conformance, safety and durability of the furniture products according to the new BIFMA compliant program.


What’s BIFMA Compliant?

  • BIFMA Compliant is an industry-wide registry of furniture products that conform to BIFMA safety and durability standards. Compliant provides clarity to the market by differentiating products that meet established industry standards. Manufacturers around the world are invited to participate.
  • With an array of options available on the market today and recognizing that individuals and organizations are now outfitting home office environments, BIFMA seeks to help all customers make confident buying decisions. The registry is a resource for both specifiers and buyers to quickly identify quality products that comply with safety and durability standards.


What are the benefits for you?

For manufacturers, BIFMA Compliant:

  • validates products against rigorous performance standards
  • provides visibility to specifiers and buyers
  • helps combat rising counterfeit claims

For specifiers, BIFMA Compliant:

  • allows for greater ease in searching for trusted products
  • provides confidence in recommendations
  • delivers ease of verification

For buyers, BIFMA Compliant:

  • mitigates risk
  • improves employee safety and productivity
  • offers buying confidence with product quality and performance


How does it work?

  • The registry is open to BIFMA Members and non-member companies alike.
  • The program aligns applicable BIFMA standards focused on safety and durability criteria to products.
  • Product testing must be conducted in an ISO 17025 accredited test lab with the relevant BIFMA standard(s) in the Scope of Accreditation before adding products to the registry. The lab may be a 1st party (in-house) or 3rd party lab.
  • Participating manufacturers sign a formal agreement with BIFMA and pay fees to participate.
  • Product listings are input by manufacturer representatives who are provided access to the system.
  • Product listings will undergo an initial quality check prior to listing in the aggregated registry.
  • Test reports will be subject to random audits.
  • Participating manufacturers will be provided with a trademarked “BIFMA Compliant” mark for use on products and in marketing materials.


What latest standard updates should you focus?

  • BIFMA PC-2020 BIFMA Product Conformance Requirements
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4-2020 Public and Lounge Seating
  • Updated standards:
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2021 Desk and Table Products
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.4-2021 Occasional-Use Seating


For more detail information of the latest standards: Standards Descriptions – BIFMA


What are the scopes of our accreditation?

TUVR ISO 17025 accreditation scope for BIFMA standards:

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2017 Office Chairs
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.11-2015 Large Occupant Office Chair
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.9-2019 Storage Units
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4-2020 Public and Lounge Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 Desk and Table Products
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-2016 Panel Systems
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.1-2018 Educational Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011(R2016) FES Test Method


What Scopes will be ready soon?

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2021 Desk and Table Products (updating)
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.4-2021 Occasional-Use Seating (new)