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Reference EN 50571:2013
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial electric washing machines
Project Number 23605
Abstract/Scope This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following: This European Standard deals with the safety of electrical operated washing machines intended to be used by trained users in e.g. hotels, hospitals, factories, in light industry and on farms. It also covers washing machines declared for commercial use in public areas and operated by lay persons e.g. in laundrettes, communal laundry rooms. Their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single phase and 480 V for others. This standard also covers washing machines making use of other energy sources. It does not cover requirements for these other energy sources or compressed air. However the influence of these other energy sources on the machines is covered. These washing machines are designed to be connected to hot and/or cold water supply. Washing machines making use of steam or hot water for heating purposes are also within the scope of this standard. This standard deals with the common hazards presented by washing machines that are encountered by all persons. However, in general, it does not take into account: a) persons (including children) whose: 1) physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or 2) lack of experience and knowledge, prevents them from using the washing machine safely without supervision or instruction; b) children playing with the washing machine. Attention is drawn to the fact that: – for commercial electric washing machines intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional 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, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities, – for commercial electric washing machines having a drying function, EN 50570 (commercial electric tumble dryers) is also applicable. This standard does not apply to: – industrial laundry machinery (EN ISO 10472-2), – washing machines 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 standard, the term “appliance” is to be read as “washing machine intended for commercial use.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-11-22
Current Stage code deadline 2014-06-10
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (2006/42/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Note Project needed as reference for tests and compliance of products with the new MD * 2013-05-06: Publication allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-11-22 2014-06-10 export to doc file  EN
5099 2013-06-10 2013-07-08  
5060 2013-05-06 2013-05-27 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-01 2013-05-03 export to doc file  EN  FR
4099 2012-10-28    
3090 2012-06-04    
5091 2012-03-08    
5099 2012-01-02 2012-01-30  
5060 2011-11-28 2011-12-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-24 2011-11-25 export to doc file  EN  FR
1090 2011-05-25    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-06-10
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-11-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-12-10
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-06-10
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-06-10


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.