Last modified by Iris Spruit on 2023/08/04 09:35

Furniture protocol

The furniture in the laboratory should be easy to move and easy to (keep) clean. It should be made of wood (smooth, varnished), metal and/or plastic. The height of the researcher’s desk should be adjustable and the participant’s chair can have arm rests (if desired).

What kind of furniture has been approved for use in laboratories?

  • Furniture made of wood/steel/plastic with a smooth surface
  • Height‐adjustable furniture (researcher’s table and desk chair)
  • Furniture that is easy to move
  • Furniture (chair) for participant
  • Furniture to be used for venepuncture

What kind of furniture is not approved for use in laboratories?

  • Any furniture that does not comply with the above, specifically:
  • Any upholstered furniture
  • Any furniture that swivels or has wheels

The FSW has chosen suitable chairs for adults. These chairs were bought from LKV and are available with or without arm rests. This is the LKV‐E608, stackable, with and without arm rest, with separate seat and back rest, leather‐upholstered and plastic chair tips. A desk chair has also been selected for the researcher. Suitable chairs for children are: The children’s barber chair “Cat” (available from various online shops) and the Stokke Tripp Trapp.


The right black‐out material can be supplied and fitted by Roodenburg&vdMeel. This will usually need to be made to measure. SOLO is the point of contact.

NB. Fixed furniture (table fixed to the wall) should also be made of wood/steel/plastic, like the movable furniture, and should have a smooth surface. Joints must be sealed.

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