Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Part 2: Particular Requirements for Appliances for Skin Exposure to Ultraviolet and Infrared Radiation
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
This standard deals with the safety of electric appliances incorporating emitters for exposing the skin to ultraviolet and infrared radiation, for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.
NOTE 1 - Appliances may also incorporate motors and heating elements.
Appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used in tanning salons, beauty parfours and similar premises, are also within the scope of this standard.
So far as practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances which are encountered by all persons in and around the home.
This standard does not in general take into account:
- the use of appliances by young children or infirm persons without supervision;
- playing with the appliance by young children.
2 Attention is drawn to the fact that
- for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;
- for appliances intended to be used in tropical countries special requirements may be necessary;
- in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities:
- IEC 598-1 is applicable as far as is reasonable.
3 This standard does not apply to
- appliances for medical purposes;
- appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).