An application notice relating to the updated standards for mezzanine beds has been published in the Journal Officiel de la République Française (JORF). It relates to Decree No 95-949, which seeks to reduce risks associated with the use of bunk beds in domestic or contract environments.
The application notice relates to mezzanine beds. These are defined as fixed-based, with the bed platform more than 600 mm from the ground, and with a base width greater than 120 cm and base length longer than 150 cm.
The two updated standards are:
NF D 62 100-1:2019 Fixed base mezzanine beds – Part 1 : safety requirements
NF D 62 100-2:2019 Fixed base mezzanine beds – Part 2 : testing methods
The previous versions of these standards were released in 2010. The new versions contain several changes that will impact manufacturers and distributors, including:
Greater homogeneity with wording in EN 747
Minimum bed base height reduced to 600 mm from 800 mm
Clarification to May Harm the User
Finger entrapment requirement now based on CEN/TR 13387 and accessibility has been defined
Products fixed to the wall must now have stability and strength tests, performed in accordance with the proposed usage
New requirement relating to platform access
Most requirements aligned with EN 747
The standard reference for bunk beds and high beds remains EN 747-1+A1:2015 and EN 747-2+A1:2015.
Stakeholders should remember that Brush Decree No 2019-1007, published on September 30, 2019, will modify Decree No 95-949 in terms of administration.
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