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Scope

Standardization in the field of furniture including:

  • terms and definitions;
  • performance, safety and dimensional requirements;
  • requirements for specific components (such as hardware);
  • test methods.

By furniture is meant free-standing or built-in units which are used for storing, lying, sitting, working and eating.

Excluded:

  • such units with corresponding functions that are dealt with by other ISO technical committees.

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25

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 136

9

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 136

27

Participating countries

33

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 136/WG 1 Chairs - Methods of test Working group *
ISO/TC 136/WG 2 Tables - Methods of test Working group *
ISO/TC 136/WG 3 Storage units - Test methods for determination of strength and durability Working group *
ISO/TC 136/WG 4 Beds - Methods of test Working group *
ISO/TC 136/WG 5 Kitchen furniture co-ordinating sizes Working group *
ISO/TC 136/WG 6 Children's and nursery furniture Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 136

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 136 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 45 Rubber and rubber products ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 162 Doors and windows ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products for persons with disability ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 136

ISO/TC 136 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 59 Buildings and civil engineering works ISO
ISO/TC 89 Wood-based panels ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 1 General ergonomics principles ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 3 Anthropometry and biomechanics ISO
ISO/TC 162 Doors and windows ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products for persons with disability ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 6 Hoists for transfer of persons ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe B
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
9 June 2017 Chicago (USA) ISO/TC 136 *

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 136 - Secretariat

UNI Italy
Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione
Via Sannio, 2
I-20137 Milano
Italy

Tel: +39 02 70 02 41
Fax: +39 02 70 02 4499 / +39 02 70024375

Secretariat direct:
Mr Fabrizio Tacca
Tel: +390270024482
Fax: +39 02 70024369