When shopping for your office furniture, you might come across logos and acronyms and wonder what they actually mean.
Here's a quick guide to some of the most common ones in Australia.
AFRDI: the Australian Furnishing Research & Development Institute (AFRDI) is an independent not-for-profit technical organisation that provides standards, testing, product certifications and research for buyers and sellers of furniture based on Australian and New Zealand and other well-recognised standards.
The AFRDI Certification guarantees that a product meets the criterias of strength, durability, stability, function (the product is fit for purpose including ergonomic and basic safety criteria), flammability (where appropriate), reasonable finish and workmanship.
Suppliers of AFRDI certified products enter into an agreement with the institute and agree to maintain the quality of their products, advise the institute of any changes made to the certified product, undergo random checks and submit goods for audit or investigation at least every three years.