This part of EN 581 specifies the general safety requirements for outdoor seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract for use by adults, without regard to materials, design/construction or manufacturing processes. It does not apply to seating for spectator facilities. It does not include requirements for the durability of upholstery materials, castors, reclining and tilting mechanisms and seat height adjustment mechanisms. Mechanical safety requirements are covered by EN 581-2 for seating and EN 581-3 for tables. Annex A (informative) is a schematic presentation of requirements and conditions concerning shear and squeeze points. Annex B (informative) is a rationale concerning fingers injury.