Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Part 2: Particular Requirements for Floor Treatment and Floor Cleaning Machines, for Industrial and Commercial Use
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
- persons (including children) whose
- physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or
- lack of experience and knowledge
prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;
- children playing with the appliance.
This standard applies to electrical motor-operated floor polishing (including waxing and buffing), scrubbing and grinding, scarifying and carpet shampooing appliances primarily designed for industrial and commercial use, with or without attachments, including appliances incorporating wet and/or dry suction. Appliances incorporating wet and/or dry suction shall also meet the appropriate requirements for industrial vacuum cleaners.
Commercial uses are for example for use in hotels, schools, hospitals, factories, shops and offices for other than normal housekeeping purposes.
This standard also applies to machines handling hazardous dust, e.g. asbestos, or liquids for which additional requirements apply.
It is also applicable to appliances making use of other forms of energy for the motor; but it is necessary that their influence is taken into consideration.
- appliances for household use (see IEC 335-2-10);
- spray extraction appliances (see IEC 335-2-68);
- appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (vapour or gas).