EN 14749:2005 – Domestic and kitchen storage units and worktops – Safety requirements and test methods

EN 14749:2005 - Domestic and kitchen storage units and worktops - Safety requirements and test methods

1 Scope
This European Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for the structure of all types of kitchen and bathroom storage units and domestic storage furniture that are fully assembled and ready for use,including kitchen and bathroom worktops and movable and non-movable parts and parts made of glass.
This European Standard applies to the storage function only. If the furniture has additional functions, it is essential that it also meets the requirements of the appropriate European safety standard for that function.
It does not apply to units covered by EN 71-1:1998/A7:2002 nor to catering equipment.
Safety depending on the structure of the building is not included, e.g. the strength of wall hanging cabinets includes only the cabinet and its parts. The wall and the wall attachments are not included.
The stability tests for storage furniture (6.6) include an allowance for sloping or uneven floors and the effect of soft carpets.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this European Standard. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 12150-1:2000, Glass in building — Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass — Part 1: Definition and description
EN 12600, Glass in building — Pendulum test — Impact test method and classification for flat glass
EN 14072:2003, Glass in furniture — Test methods
ISO 7619-2, Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic – Determination of indentation hardness — Part 2: IRHD pocket meter method
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this European Standard, the following terms and definitions apply.
free standing unit
unit not intended to be attached to a load bearing structure
built-in unit
unit intended to be attached to the structure of the building, directly or via other units
wall-hanging unit
unit intended to be entirely supported by a vertical structure, e.g. wall, panel or screen
storage area/- volume
spaces in furniture for storage, e.g. in extension elements and on shelves, bottoms and tops
extension element
component that can be pulled out and pushed in, e.g. baskets, drawers or suspended pocket files
4 General test conditions
4.1 Preliminary preparation
The unit/component shall be tested as delivered. At least one week in normal indoor conditions shall have elapsed between manufacturing (or assembly) and testing. The unit/component shall be assembled and/or configured according to the instructions supplied with it.
The most adverse configuration shall be used for each test. For testing a range of related models, only worst case(s) need to be tested. If mounting or assembly instructions are not supplied, the mounting or assembly method shall be recorded in the test report. Fittings shall be tightened before testing and shall not be retightened unless specifically required by the manufacturer. If the configuration must be changed to produce the worst-case conditions, the need to re-tighten the fittings shall be recorded in the test report.
EN 14749:2005 – Domestic and kitchen storage units and worktops – Safety requirements and test methods

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