The UL 1286 Safety Standard for Office Furnishings is a test standard of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) that determines if office furnishings that incorporate an electrical distribution system meet necessary electrical, flammability, and safety requirements in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
Office furnishing manufacturers develop and test products through UL, and the results obtained are used by designers and code officials in the acceptance of office systems, work surfaces, shelving, panels, and carrels for offices and workplaces. By extension, textiles used to wrap panels for systems furniture must meet these requirements too. The UL 1286 standard also covers lighting and raceway wiring systems but does not cover panels that penetrate the ceiling or provide structural support to the building.
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