The Edesk electric standing desk frame is now AFRDI-approved!

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The Edesk electric standing desk frame is now AFRDI-approved!

When you’re looking for an electrician, you check their license and credentials.

When you buy a car, you check its ANCAP safety rating.

And when you start shopping around for an electric standing desk, you should focus on finding one with Furntech-AFRDI approval!

While it may not be as life-or-death as the other two examples, it’s still important that your electric standing desk meets Australian standards and regulations that ensures it’s strong, durable and fit-for-use.

There’s good news in the world of standing desks this week: recently, our Edesk standing desk frames received Australian approval from Furntech-AFRDI!

“Wait, furniture needs to be certified?”

That’s right!

While it isn’t mandatory for office furniture to be certified, it’s something you should be aware of if you’re in the market for an electric sit-stand desk.

Compared to standard office desks, electric standing desks are:

  • More mechanically complex
  • Have lots of moving parts
  • Feature electrical wiring and hydraulic motors

Unlike a traditional desk where you only have to worry about weight capacity and your ability to follow assembly instructions, electric height adjustable desks are considerably more complex.

It’s because of this added complexity that standing desks can carry a certification – we’ve seen first-hand the consequences of choosing cheap, uncertified standing desks from overseas – the result is computers, monitors, and laptops that come crashing down when mechanics fail.

If the height adjustable standing desk you’re looking at carries AFRDI certification, that means that you can be confident in its weight capacity, durability, its sturdiness and more.

While certification is optional for most types of furniture (there’s no law saying you need to buy a certified product), it’s strongly recommended to choose products that have the AFRDI sticker on them.

In the long run, it’s well worth it!

Introducing Furntech-AFRDI

Now that we’ve explained that furniture can be certified, it’s time to introduce the body responsible for said certification.

Operating out of the University of Tasmania, Furntech AFRDI (Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute) is an independent, non-profit organisation that focuses on:

  • Creating standards for office furniture
  • Performing product testing
  • Certifying many types of furniture products
  • Informing buyers

In short, its job is to ensure that you have a safe and ergonomic working environment by ensuring that the furniture you’re buying for your office is fit-for purpose, safe to use and durable.

On top of electric height adjustable desks, they certify a wide range of other types of office furniture including chairs, filing cabinets, monitor arms, shelving, keyboards and more.

They even cover a wide range of furniture found in the home such as beds, cots and more. 

Interestingly, they’re also in charge of setting Australian standards for leather in furniture!

And we’re pleased to announce that the electric frame on our Edesk electric standing desk has joined these ranks!

When you select an AFRDI-approved standing desk, you’re choosing one that…

Is stable

The last thing you want is for your desk to tip over – not only is it a sign that your desk is of poor quality, but it can also cause injury and seriously damage computer equipment!

As part of the testing process, desks (including standing desks) are tested for stability and strength. They’ll be tested for weight capacity and other safety features.

Is consistent

The last thing you want when you unpack your desk is finding that it’s actually smaller (or larger) than the product description says it is!

As part of AFRDI testing, desks and frames are checked for size to ensure that each one is consistent, and that you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for.

It sounds pretty minor, but it’s an important thing to think of, especially if office space is tight!

Is strong and tough

One of the things Furntech-AFRDI does is help create the standards that govern office furniture in Australia.

And as part of that, they also set out what materials are suitable for use.

During the certification process, they’ll look at what materials a desk is made of, taking note of whether the desk uses stronger materials than prescribed.

Electric sit stand standing desk for home office

Introducing our Edesk range

Designed to meet the needs of small workplaces and home offices specifically, our Edesk range is just what you need if you’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment during COVID-19.

We are so proud to announce that the electric standing desk frame on our Edesk has recently received the Furntech stamp of approval.

Each Edesk frame carries the blue tick, certifying its compliance with Australian standard AS/NZS 4442:2018 governing office desks.

Of course, meeting the standard is only one of the things you need to look for when shopping for electric standing desks.

Our Edesk is filled to the brim with a range of handy features you’re sure to appreciate:

  • Inbuilt anti-collision sensors protect your fingers from pinching and help avoid collisions while changing heights
  • Multiple memory settings let you adjust quickly throughout the day
  • Optional bluetooth control lets you set alarms and control the height with your phone

And we haven’t even gotten started on all of the extra features that can be easily incorporated into your home office set-up, like desk tray cables and monitor arms!

Looking for an electric standing desk for your home office?

Our Edesk has everything you’re looking for, including the frame which has the Furntech seal of approval!

If you’re looking for a durable, tough and safe desk for your home office, you can’t go past our Edesk.

With a wide range of features and now with the frame having Furntech’s blue tick, it has everything you’re looking for in an electric standing desk.

Explore the Edesk and all its optional features now!

Got questions? We’re here to assist! Call (03) 9579 1454 or fill in this form and we’ll be in touch.

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Google Reviews

Big Dawg 13/08/22

Bought sit, stand desk. Great product, fantastic service all at a reasonable price.

Jack Lu 12/08/22

Guy was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning and catered to my specifications. The quality of the table was amazing! I’ve seen some other desks from other manufacturers which were extremely flimsy, unstable and poorly constructed. The product was custom built and received very promptly as well. Thanks again Guy, I know where I’ll be heading the next time I’m in need of a desk!

Claudia Franceschini 05/08/22

My young son adores his sit stand desk from Ergomotion, we are very happy with the quality and we love that his desk will grow with him into his adult years. Guy was a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend.

JT 30/07/22

Guy provided an e-desk for me. I used it with a natural bamboo tabletop 180cm in width and it works wonderfully. Guy was very responsive with a qeury i had about the product - i couldnt ask for more. Highly recommended.

Michael Dao 21/07/22

Guy has been one of the most helpful people in helping me setting up my brand new desk frame. He guided me on where to find the best quality desktops to add onto the desk legs.

Desiree Inez Roque 07/07/22

Guy was an absolute professional from start to finish. Very seamless process with ordering to pick up taking less than 24hrs.

Guy will take the time to understand your requirements, communicates clearly and will not try to upsell items you don’t require. Instructions to put together are clear and the videos on the website are helpful too.

We are extremely happy with our purchases. Desks are well designed and built. We love our new desks and would happily recommend Ergomotion.

Thanks Guy and all the best!

Nathan Byren 01/07/22

**Reposting from my personal account.**

I spoke to Guy shortly after moving to Australia to get some information about their standing desks. I'd been on the hunt for one for a while and was struggling to find something that seemed to be good quality while still being reasonably priced.

Guy answered all my questions confidently and clearly, checked their stock levels since I was looking at a hardwood desktop not specified on their site and got back to me promptly with all the information.

When I was ready to go ahead with the order, it was a quick phone call and my order was on it's way. When the delivery seemed as though it might take longer than expected, Guy dropped the desk with me himself.

I put the desk together which was a very simple process - although a powered screw driver would have made the job much easier for me, I left all my tools in South Africa when I moved over and haven't built up a collection again just yet. The desk has been great and will get I'm sure, many years of happy use!

I highly recommend Ergomotion as a brand! Guy's service is a strong addition to an already great product.

Joshua Brown 01/07/22

Guy was just a pleasure to deal with. Excellent knowledge and advice which followed through to excellent after sales. The e-desk is very sturdy, easy to use and looks great. Great job Guy and thank you

Simona Scarparo 19/06/22

I love my Ergomotion stand up desk! It is easy to set up and is made of quality materials. However, the best part of the purchase was the excellent customer service I received. Guy (the owner) came out in the pouring rain to measure the boot of my car to make sure I could pick the desk up (fully assembled) and it would fit. I ordered the desk on a Monday and it was ready by Tuesday morning. He helped loading the desk in my car, removed a leg so that it could fit and explained how to put the leg back in, which was very straightforward and did not need any tools. If you are considering buying a stand up desk, I would definitely recommend Ergomotion.

Sue Fraser 14/06/22

Guy was lovely to deal with. He was prompt and courteous in all his communication. He was happy for us to look at the desk before purchase. Once ordered, the desk arrived so quickly. Guy set it all up and we are extremely happy with the product. Thanks Guy for your great service and care.