This document (EN 1728:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 "Furniture", the secretariat of which is held by UNI (Italy). This document is submitted to the Formal Vote. This document will supersede EN 1728:2000. This European Standard specifies test methods for the determination of strength and durability of the structure of all types of seating without regard to use, materials, design/construction or manufacturing process. This European Standard does not apply to children's highchairs, table mounted chairs and bath seats which are covered by other European Standards. Test methods for the assessment of ageing, degradation and electrical functions are not included. The test methods are not intended to assess the durability of upholstery filling materials and upholstery covers. Not any test is applicable to any seating. This European Standard does not include any requirements. Requirements for different end uses can be found in other standards. The body responsible for this standard is NA 042-05-15 AA "Sitzmöbel, Polstermöbel und Tische" ("Seating, upholstered furniture and tables") at DIN.