EN 50706:2022

Household and similar electrical appliances - Particular requirements for electrically operated commercial rotary ironers EN 50706:2022

Publication date:   Dec 15, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Aug 19, 2022


CLC/TC 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

European Norm

97.060   Laundry appliances



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This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following:
This document deals with the safety of electrically operated commercial rotary ironers, intended to be used by trained users in e.g. hotels hospitals, factories, in light industry and on farms. It also covers rotary ironers which are declared for commercial use in areas open to the public and operated by lay persons e.g. in laundrettes and communal laundry rooms. Their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single phase and 480 V for others.
This document also covers electrically operated commercial rotary ironers making use of other energy sources. It does not cover requirements for these other energy sources for heating purposes. However, the influence of these other energy sources on the machine is covered.
As far as is practicable, this document deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in household and similar environments.
However, in general, it does not take into account
- children playing with the appliance,
- the use of the appliance by children,
It is recognized that very vulnerable people may have needs beyond the level addressed in this document.
Products covered by this document do not create a noise hazard, therefore no specific provisions concerning noise are given.
NOTE 101 Attention is drawn to the fact that
- for electrically operated commercial rotary ironers intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements can 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.
This document does not apply to
- industrial flatwork ironers having a surface contact area ≥ 1,20 m2, feeders and folders (EN ISO 10472 5);
- 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);
For the purpose of this document, the term "appliance" as used in Part 1 is read as "electrically operated commercial rotary ironers".

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


EN 50706:2022
60.60 Standard published
Aug 19, 2022