France Updates Requirements for Mezzanine Beds

France has published an application notice relating to Decree No 95-949 and the updated versions of mezzanine bed standards NF D 62 100-1 :2019 and NF D 62 100-2:2019.
( | Press Release | 2020-03-04 14:59:03 )
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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