The basis: Guideline L-Q 2022
All Quality Office certifications are based on the guideline “Quality Criteria for Office Workplaces L‑Q 2022”. It defines the requirements that contemporary office workplaces and well-qualified consultants have to meet.
The guideline consists of two parts. The first part encompasses the requirements for products, while the second specifies the requirements for the consultants who plan and sell office furnishings and provide advice concerning them.
THE PUBLISHERS OF THE GUIDELINE
The guideline L-Q 2022 is based on the experiences of five renowned institutions for which office work quality is a special concern. They are taking a joint stand by means of these requirements for office workplaces and Quality Office certification.
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FÜR NORMUNG E.V., NORMEN-
AUSSCHUSS HOLZWIRTSCHAFT UND MÖBEL (NHM)
(German Institute for Standardization, Timber and
Furniture Standards Committee)
DIN — German Institute for Standardization — is a non-profit organization that handles standardization measures as a self-administered task for German industry. It represents German interests worldwide. DIN has a contract with the Federal Republic of Germany that recognizes it as a national standardization organization. DIN is the unifying force for all matters concerning norms and standards in Germany. The DIN Normenausschuss Holzwirtschaft und Möbel (NHM) — DIN Timber and Furniture Standards Committee — is responsible for the standardization of furniture.
DGUV – Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung,
Fachbereich Verwaltung (German Social Accident
Insurance, Department of Administration)
Prevention, rehabilitation and compensation are the key tasks of Germany’s statutory accident insurance system. The statutory accident insurance is funded by the employers’ liability insurance associations and the accident insurers. The Fachbereich Verwaltung — Expert Committee for Administration — addresses occupational health and safety issues at the workplace in a variety of administrative areas in business and public agencies. It encompasses eight subject areas that deal with a variety of topics.
INDUSTRIEVERBAND BÜRO UND ARBEITSWELT E.V. (IBA)
(German Interior Business Association)
The German Interior Business Association IBA is the sector association for the design of holistic working environments. It represents the interests of the manufacturers of office and facility furniture as well as those of specialists for acoustic and lighting systems and associated technical solutions. The IBA promotes the reorganization of office work and is the conceptual sponsor of ORGATEC, the internationally leading trade fair for workplace design.
DEUTSCHES NETZWERK BÜRO E. V.
(German Office Network)
The Deutsches Netzwerk Büro e. V. (DNB) — German Office Network — is part of the Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit (INQA) — New Quality of Work Initiative — of the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. This non-profit organization’s mission is to promote good and healthy office work within the context of a rapidly changing world of work. With its “Check Gute Büroarbeit” (“Office Work Quality Check”) the Deutsches Netzwerk Büro provides concrete guidelines for companies and institutions.
HANDELSVERBAND BÜRO UND SCHREIBKULTUR (HBS)
(Trade Association for Office and Writing Culture)
The Trade Association for Office and Writing Culture represents the professional and political interests of the office supplies trade in Germany. The association represents the interests of 2,200 companies.