CIL provides accredited BIFMA testing services in Patna, Bihar, India. CIL is the only accredited testing laboratory in India to conduct BIFMA test. CIL is an ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory. BIFMA is the not for profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry. BIFMA sponsors the development and refining of standards, educates on their importance and application, and translates their necessary complexity into more easily understood and implemented formats. These standards, founded on centuries of craft and enhanced by ever advancing science, embody the latest knowledge of safety, ergonomics, and sustainability. BIFMA promotes sustainability throughout the life cycle of commercial furniture. We offer statistical and educational resources to our members and the public and reach out to regulators, consumers, and international partners to foster value and innovation. ANSI/BIFMA Testing, To determine if a piece of office furniture meets the combined standards of both ANSI and BIFMA, it is put through a series of tests. For chairs, the following tests are performed, Back Pull, Unit Base, Seat Drop, Swivel Cycling, Tilt Mechanism, Seating Impact, Stability, Arm Strength, Back Durability, Caster Durability, Caster Swivel, Caster Rolling, Foot ring Durability. These tests then in turn determine how safe, functional and sustainable the piece of office furniture may or may not be. After testing, only the furniture that has held up to ANSI/BIFMA standards will be approved. Benefits of Purchasing ANSIBIFMA Approved Furniture. When purchasing chairs, there are some distinct advantages in purchasing furniture approved by both ANSI and BIFMA. Ansi bifma certified laboratory chairs. While the cheaply made non BIFMA approved furniture available at the local office supply or big box store may be technically safe, when purchasing BIFMA approved furniture, you are also receiving peace of mind that you are receiving a high quality product. Beware of Meets ANSI/BIFMA Requirements. You will find this statement of many chairs found in the big box stores. Who is certifying that the chair meets these requirements, If it not a CERTIFIED ANSI/BIFMA chair, then beware of what you are getting. BIFMA approved furniture has met rigorous standards for safety and craftsmanship. So, you can feel confident in the fact that any piece of BIFMA approved furniture will not only be well built, durable and long lasting, but will also promote a working environment that is functional and healthy. When a healthy work environment is promoted, there is likely to be an increase in productivity and a decrease in work related injuries or accidents as a result. Many of these inexpensive products are foreign made and notorious for only lasting about a year, requiring ongoing replacements. These products also typically do not provide ergonomic adjustments they are one size fits all. Outside the realm of BIFMA are the types of fabrics that are used on these types of cheap chairs. If you have purchased one in the past, you already know the fabric starts fraying and cracking after 6 months to a year. There is usually either no warranty or a 90day warranty on these types of chairs. Compare that to high quality ANSI/BIFMA certified American Made laboratory furniture, which typically provide long term warranties of 5 years or greater. For your next laboratory furniture purchase, make sure to look for ANSI BIFMA certified laboratory chairs for high quality products, peace of mind and effective use of your budget.
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