Office furniture - Work tables and desks - Part 1: Dimensions

This European Standard specifies dimensions of work tables and desks for office tasks to be undertaken in a seated, a sit stand or standing position.
It includes neither dimensions for storage unit nor those for other tables in the office area or reception desks.

Büromöbel - Büro-Arbeitstische - Teil 1: Maße

Diese Europäische Norm legt Maße von Büro-Arbeitstischen für Bürotätigkeiten, die im Sitzen, Sitzen und Stehen oder Stehen ausgeführt werden, fest.
Sie enthält weder Maße für Schränke und/oder Regale noch für andere Tische im Bürobereich oder für Empfangstische.

Mobilier de bureau - Tables de travail de bureau - Partie 1: Dimensions

La présente Norme européenne fixe les dimensions des tables de travail de bureau destinées aux tâches de travail
de bureau à réaliser en position assise, assise/debout ou debout.
Elle ne fixe ni les dimensions des tiroirs ni celles des autres tables situées dans la zone d’activité ou dans les
bureaux d’accueil.

Pisarniško pohištvo - Delovne mize in pisalne mize - 1. del: Mere

Ta evropski standard določa mere delovnih in pisalnih miz za pisarniške naloge, ki naj bi se izvajale stoje, sede ali v kombinaciji obeh položajev. Ne vključuje mer za shranjevalne enote ali mer za druge mize na območju pisarne ali recepcije.

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Publication Date
17-May-2011
Current Stage
9020 - Submission to 2 Year Review Enquiry - Review Enquiry
Due Date
15-Jan-2022
Completion Date
15-Jan-2022

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 527-1:2012
01-oktober-2012
1DGRPHãþD
SIST EN 527-1:2001
SIST EN 527-1:2001/AC:2003
Pisarniško pohištvo - Delovne mize in pisalne mize - 1. del: Mere
Office furniture - Work tables and desks - Part 1: Dimensions
Büromöbel - Büro-Arbeitstische - Teil 1: Maße
Mobilier de bureau - Tables de travail de bureau - Partie 1: Dimensions
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 527-1:2011
ICS:
97.140 Pohištvo Furniture
SIST EN 527-1:2012 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 527-1:2012
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SIST EN 527-1:2012
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 527-1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
May 2011
ICS 97.140 Supersedes EN 527-1:2000
English Version
Office furniture - Work tables and desks - Part 1: Dimensions

Mobilier de bureau - Tables de travail de bureau - Partie 1: Büromöbel - Büro-Arbeitstische - Teil 1: Maße

Dimensions
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 24 March 2011.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national

standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same

status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,

Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels

© 2011 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 527-1:2011: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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SIST EN 527-1:2012
EN 527-1:2011 (E)
Contents Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3

Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................4

1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................5

2 Normative references ............................................................................................................................5

3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................5

4 Dimensions .............................................................................................................................................6

4.1 Measurement procedure .......................................................................................................................6

4.2 Requirements .........................................................................................................................................6

Annex A (informative) General ergonomic principles and explanations to Table 1 .................................. 12

A.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 12

A.2 Anthropometric data for sitting and standing work ........................................................................ 12

Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 22

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SIST EN 527-1:2012
EN 527-1:2011 (E)
Foreword

This document (EN 527-1:2011) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 “Furniture”, the

secretariat of which is held by UNI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical

text or by endorsement, at the latest by November 2011, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn

at the latest by November 2011.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 527-1:2000.

According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech

Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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EN 527-1:2011 (E)
Introduction

Various designs of furniture for general office use exist as a consequence of rapid technological evolutions.

This European Standard relates to office furniture of contemporary design.

The dimensions in this standard are based on the requirements of anthropometric measurements, mechanical

design, subjective preference and other factors.
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The dimensional requirements of the tables and desks are based upon the 5 and 95 percentile of the

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European office user group. In general, this is the 5 percentile female and the 95 percentile male (from

1493 mm to 1913 mm for the stature height). To accomplish the needs of users outside this range, individual

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solutions can be applied. Some European countries can have 5 percentile females and/or 95 percentile

males outside this European user group.
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SIST EN 527-1:2012
EN 527-1:2011 (E)
1 Scope

This European Standard specifies dimensions of work tables and desks for office tasks to be undertaken in a

seated, a sit stand or standing position.

It includes neither dimensions for storage unit nor those for other tables in the office area or reception desks.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.
N/A
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
height of the work surface

vertical dimension measured from the floor to the top of the work surface at the edge closest to the user

3.2
work table/desk Type A
height adjustable; the height can be changed by the user during use
3.3
work table/desk Type B
height selectable; the height can be adapted to the user at installation
3.4
work table/desk Type C
fixed height
3.5
work table/desk Type D
limited height selectable or adjustable
3.6
sit-stand work table/desk
height adjustable allowing different work positions from seated to standing
3.7
desk top thickness

thickness of the work surface and all protruding parts or elements of the work table/desk within the width and

depth of the legroom
3.8
levelling device
leg component designed to allow the work surface to be set horizontal
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EN 527-1:2011 (E)
3.9
desk top depth
depth of working surface including any extension elements on the same plane
4 Dimensions
4.1 Measurement procedure

Position the work table/desk on a flat horizontal and rigid floor surface, with levelling device(s) fully closed.

Inclinable desk top work surfaces shall be set to the horizontal or as near to the horizontal as possible.

Before commencing measurement procedure, it shall be determined whether the table/desk is for sitting,

standing or sit/stand use.

The minimum and maximum height of work surface shall be measured at the front edge (see Figure 1) and

the adjustment range shall be recorded. For height selectable work tables/desks type B and D the minimum

height increments shall also be recorded.

The legroom depth shall be measured at the working position and with the rear edge of the work table/desk

placed against a vertical wall.

Figure 1 shows the legroom for all work surfaces which have straight front edges at least all along the width,

W, see Table 1. In these cases, the legroom shall be rectangular with dimensions as specified in Table 1.

Figure 2 shows the legroom for all work surfaces with non-straight front edges. In these cases, the legroom

shall be curved with dimensions as specified in Table 1.
4.2 Requirements
The dimensions of tables/desks shall be as specified in Table 1.
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EN 527-1:2011 (E)
Table 1 — Table/desk dimensions in millimetres
Work table/desk type
Type A Type B Type C Type D
Dimensions
Fully adjustable Fully Fixed height Limited adjustable or limited
selectable selectable
-allow Min Max +allow
Sitting only Minimum range Minimum 740 ± 20
range
yes 680 760 yes
650 - 850
650 - 850
-allow Min Max +allow
Standing only Minimum range Minimum 1050 ± 20
Height of the
range
work surface
yes 1000 1180 yes
950 - 1250
950 - 1250
Sit/stand Minimum range N/a N/a Minimum range
650 - 1250 680 - 1180
b b
Maximum desk At the front, t 70 70
1 55 55
top thickness
At 500 mm
and
b b
100 100
80 90
(see Figure 1)
from the front
edge, t
Minimum height
d d d d
700 700 700 700
of knee
Applies only
clearance for
to tables with
standing position
a height more
only
than 850 mm
(see Figure 3)
Minimum depth
80 80 80 80
of knee
clearance for
standing position
only
(see Figure 3)
Minimum depth
150 150 150 150
of foot clearance
for standing
position only
(see Figure 3)
Sitting only
and sit/stand
From 600 mm
120 120 120 120
to 800 mm
Minimum height
from the front
and
of minimum foot
edge, f
f 1
clearance
Standing only
From front
120 120 120 120
edge to 150
mm, f
Minimum
800 800 800 800
legroom depth
Sitting only
(see Figure 1)
and sit/stand
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EN 527-1:2011 (E)
Table 1 — Table/desk dimensions in millimetres (continued)
D Minimum desk
800 800 800 800
top depth
Sitting only and
1200 1000 850 850
Minimum
sit/stand
legroom width
Standing only 790 790 790 790
Maximum increment of 20 mm
Only applies to sitting and sit/stand work tables/desks
The construction of the product shall ensure the minimum legroom depth
Measured from the floor
The minimum and maximum values shall be obtained

600 mm can in some situations be acceptable, e.g. when 17" or smaller flat screens are used, providing that the work surface is not against the wall

and that two people are not sitting one in front of each other. Information about these limitations shall be provided with the product

The dimension D is measured as the smallest dimension at the work area

NOTE 1 Users outside of the range given in the introduction may need furniture of different dimensions.

NOTE 2 There is no dimension specified for the width (length) of a work table/desk. The width an

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