BS EN 527-1:2011 pdf download – Office furniture — Work tables and desks Part 1 : Dimensions
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.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
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
work table/desk Type A
height adjustable; the height can be changed by the user during use
work table/desk Type B
height selectable; the height can be adapted to the user at installation
work table/desk Type C
fixed height
work table/desk Type D
limited height selectable or adjustable
sit-stand work table/desk
height adjustable allowing different work positions from seated to standing
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
levelling device
leg component designed to allow the work surface to be set horizontal
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.