Certification: Realising potential 



ISO 9001 certification is well established around the world as an invaluable Quality Management System standard. It is suitable for organisations in all industry sectors and will help your organisation to improve management processes to compete locally and/or globally.

The process encompassed the entire organisation and to achieve ISO 9001 certification, we needed to demonstrate that we could meet the regulatory requirements and apply the system effectively to be of real benefit to our customers. 



In a world where sustainability and corporate responsibility is ever more prevalent, ISO 14001 is a tried and tested approach for demonstrating commitment to reducing environmental impact. We wear our certification with pride.

The standard focuses on proactive management and employee involvement in defining roles related to the environmental policy. The improved processes we have implemented lead to more consistent delivery, fewer errors and less costly re-work. We also use fewer raw materials, energy and therefore produce less waste.

In addition, ISO 14001 is designed to be compatible with other popular standards such as ISO 9001.



GREENGUARD Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.

As market demand for healthy, environmentally friendly products has skyrocketed over the past few years, there has been an explosion of “green” product claims with varying degrees of legitimacy. Environmental marketing claims, should always be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence, which should include testing, analysis, research, studies and other professional evidence.

Comfort are passionate about the environment and all of our products have been tested and are certified highly recyclable - up to 98%. Our Greenguard certification ensures truthful and credible messaging to help our customers make healthy and sustainable product choices.




stability, strength and durability of office work chairs

BS EN 1335 specifies mechanical test methods for determining the stability, strength and durability of office work chairs. It does not specify type approval tests for chair components. The standard EN 1335 ensures the specified dimensions, safety requirements and test criteria are accurate. This includes, for example, the size of the seat, rolling resistance and much more.

  • The tests are designed to be applied to an article of furniture that is fully assembled and ready for use. 

  • The tests consist of the application, to various parts of the item, of forces simulating normal functional use, as well as misuse that might reasonably be expected to occur. 

  • The tests are designed to evaluate properties without regard to materials, design/construction or manufacturing processes.

  • Tests carried out according to this standard are intended to demonstrate the ability of the item to give satisfactory service in its intended environment. The safety requirements are specified in EN 1335-2 and additional loads, masses and cycles for functional tests can be found in Annex C (informative).


Specification for performance requirements and tests for office furniture

BS 5459 is concerned with the specification of performance requirements for the structural safety of office seating when used by persons weighing more than 110 kg, or when used for more than 8 hours a day.

BS 5459  specifies performance requirements and test methods for the structural safety and stability of office pedestal seating when used by persons weighing up to 150 kg, or when used for up to 24 hours a day, including chairs for use with tables and desks higher than those specified in BS EN 527-1.

It also specifies requirements and test methods for type-approval of bases, columns, seat actions, back stems and locking devices.

BS 5459 seeks to ensure that the seating will not become a danger or cause injury to users when it is used as office seating in a manner which is foreseeable.