BS EN 60335-2-72:2012 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use

BS EN 60335-2-72:2012

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2013
Conformity to regulation : Designated



IEC 60335-2-72:2012(E) deals with the safety of powered ride-on and powered walk-behind machines intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use for the following applications:

- sweeping,

- scrubbing,

- wet or dry pick-up,

- polishing,

- application of wax, sealing products and powder based detergents,

- shampooing of floors with an artificial surface. Their cleaning motion is more linear than lateral or periodic. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:

- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;

- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;

- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;

- business premises, for example offices and banks;

- all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes. They may be equipped with a traction drive system. The following power systems are covered:

- internal combustion engines,

- mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances and

- battery powered motors. Battery powered machines may be equipped with a built-in battery charger. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002 and its Amendment 1 (2005). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the second edition of IEC 60335-2-72 are as follows (minor changes are not listed). The standard has be revised completely and changed significantly, in particular with regard to the following clauses:

- the title has been changed for better distinction with regard to IEC 60335-2-67;

- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;

- Clause 3 has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;

- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22, and 25;

- the markings and instructions (Clause 7) have been revised basically;

- a new Annex DD 'Emission of acoustical noise' was added;

- and a new Annex EE 'Emission of vibration' was added. Keywords: Floor treatment machine; walk-behind machines, traction drive.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60335-1:2010


Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-72:2012
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2013
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6344-2, EN ISO 5353, IEC 60068-2-78:2001, ISO 13849-1, EN ISO 13849-1, EN ISO 13857, ISO 25119, IEC 62061, EN 60068-2-78:2001, EN ISO 3411, EN 62061, ISO 13857, IEC 60312-1, ISO 5353, ISO 3411, EN 60312-1:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 13019, EN 60335-2-67, EN 27574-4, 2006/42/EC, ISO 9614-2, EN ISO 11688-1, IEC 60335-2-10, IEC 62638, EN ISO 3743-1, , , EN 27574-1, ISO 11201, EN 62638, EN ISO 11201, ISO 3743-1, ISO 5349-1, EN ISO 9614-2, EN ISO 5349-1, ISO/TR 11688-1, ISO 3864-1, EN ISO 4871, IEC 60335-2-69, EN ISO 3744, EN 60335-1:2012, EN 60335-2-10, IEC 60335-2-68, IEC 60335-2-67, EN 60335-2-68, ISO 3744, EN 60335-2-69, ISO 4871, ISO 7574-1:1985
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-72:2009
International RelationshipsIEC 60335-2-72:2012,EN 60335-2-72:2012
Draft Superseded By10/30216260 DC
DescriptorsPortable, Electrical safety, Flexible conductors, Instructions for use, Performance testing, Marking, Electrical household appliances, Mechanical testing, Floor cleaning equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Occupational safety, Classification systems, Battery-powered devices, Cleaning equipment, Clearance distances, Rated voltage, Protected electrical equipment, Automatic, Industrial, Leakage currents, Commercial, Watertightness tests, Overload protection, Household equipment, Heating, Strength of materials, Stability, Impact testing
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Exigences particulières pour les machines de traitements des sols avec ou sans commande de dispositif de déplacement, à usage commercial
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für Bodenbehandlungsmaschinen, mit oder ohne Fahrantrieb, für den gewerblichen Gebrauch
ISBN978 0 580 70467 3
File Size2.01 MB

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