UL 1286
Standard for Office Furnishings

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Edition Number:5SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2008-08-28DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2014-10-02
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover office furnishing panels, study carrels, work stations, and pedestal-style systems that form an office furnishing system in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. These are able to be provided with an electrical distribution system, including switches, convenience outlets, and channels for routing communication cables within system components separate from electrical raceways. Office furnishing systems include filing cabinets, desks, work surfaces, shelves, storage units, and similar items that have a particular electrical or mechanical function unique to an office furnishing system.


    1.1 revised September 29, 2011

    1.2 These requirements also cover lighting units intended to be mechanically attached to particular components within an individual device or office furnishing system.

    1.3 These requirements also cover modular pre-wired office furnishing raceway wiring systems.


    1.3 added September 29, 2009

    1.4 These requirements do not cover panels that are intended to penetrate the ceiling, or that are used to support the building structure.


    1.4 revised September 29, 2009

    1.5 These requirements also cover office furnishing systems intended for mounting to building structures for stability or support.


    1.5 added effective August 17, 2016

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Glossary
          • 3 Components
          • 4 General
            • 4.1 Units of measurement
            • 4.2 References
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 General
          • 6 Accessibility of Electrical Component Parts
          • 7 Accessories
        • ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION
          • 8 Raceways of Metallic Materials
          • 9 Raceways of Polymeric Material
          • 10 Contacts
          • 11 Power-Supply Connections
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Permanently connected systems
            • 11.3 Cord-connected systems
          • 12 Internal Wiring
          • 13 Grounding
          • 14 Electrical Connecting Assemblies
            • 14.1 Unit-to-unit, pass-through-unit, and top- and base-feed electrical connecting assemblies
            • 14.2 System Jumpers
            • 14.3 Mating connectors
            • 14.4 Convenience outlets
          • 15 Strain Relief
          • 16 Bushings
          • 17 Spacings
          • 18 Office Furnishing Lighting Units
        • STRUCTURAL CONSTRUCTION
          • 19 Mechanical Assembly
            • 19.1 General
            • 19.2 Panels
            • 19.3 Fabric Partitions
            • 19.4 Cord channels
            • 19.5 Raceway
            • 19.6 Mechanical connectors
            • 19.7 Glass panels
            • 19.8 Protection against corrosion
            • 19.9 Flammability of materials
            • 19.10 Table systems
            • 19.11 Monitor arms
            • 19.12 Video displays
        • ELECTRICAL PERFORMANCE
          • 20 Grounding-Impedance Test
          • 21 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 22 Temperature Test
            • 22.1 Accessories
            • 22.2 Lighting attachments
          • 23 Overload and Endurance Tests
          • 24 Strength of Enclosure Tests
            • 24.1 Impact test – all enclosures
            • 24.2 Impact test – furnishing-supporting enclosures
            • 24.3 Compression test
            • 24.4 Deflection test
            • 24.5 Mold-stress test
            • 24.6 Snap-fit cover
          • 25 Tightening Torque Test
          • 26 Electrical Connecting Assemblies Test
          • 27 Strain-Relief Tests
            • 27.1 General
            • 27.2 Top- and base-feed connections
            • 27.3 Unit-to-unit and pass-through-unit electrical connections
          • 28 Conductor Secureness Test
          • 29 Mating Connector Separation Tests
          • 30 Spill Test
            • 30.1 Procedure
            • 30.2 Spill test dielectric voltage-withstand test
          • 31 Knockout Test
        • STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE
          • 32 General
          • 33 Functional and Proof Load Tests
          • 34 Panel Systems with Cross-Members Over Walkways
          • 34A Video Display Mounting System Tests
            • 34A.1 Cycling test for articulating video mounts
            • 34A.2 Proof load securement test
          • 35 Glass Panel Tests
            • 35.1 Impact
            • 35.2 Retention
          • 36 Mechanical Connector Tests
            • 36.1 Conditioning
            • 36.2 Flexing
          • 37 Resistance to Corrosion Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 38 Details
          • 39 Installation and Operating Instructions
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION LINE TESTS
          • 40 Grounding Continuity Test
          • 41 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
    • OFFICE FURNISHING SYSTEMS MOUNTED TO BUILDING STRUCTURES
    • APPENDIX A
    • Superseded List