DS/EN ISO 10472-1:2008

Safety requirements for industrial laundry machinery - Part 1: Common requirements

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Harmonized under:
  • 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

Harmonized standards:


The individual parts of ISO 10472 identify all significant hazards associated with laundry machinery
designed for use in industrial laundry premises, which includes hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and similar premises, as well as machines designed for use in self-service establishments subject to the minimum capacities stated in the separate parts of ISO 10472. Dry-cleaning presses and garment presses are also included.
Certain specialized finishing machines used for shaped items are excluded.
Household and similar electrical appliances (see IEC 335) are not covered by ISO 10472.
The individual parts of ISO 10472 complement the basic requirements laid down in ISO/TR 12100-1 and ISO/TR 12100-2. They give guidance to the designer on assessing the risks associated with the hazards (see EN 1050) and on selecting measures to attain the required safety level. "Use of machinery" comprises both intended use and reasonably foreseeable misuse.
The individual parts of ISO 10472 do not give specific technical advice about:
— the phases of life of the machine other than use;
— noise;
— laser;
— maintenance operations and elimination of process faults;
— ergonomics;
— explosions;
— isolation of energy sources;
— pressure vessels;
— hot surfaces necessarily exposed for production purposes [but see ISO 10472-6 (press head surface)].
The individual parts of ISO 10472 do not cover electromagnetic compatibility.
Hazards due to the use of gas within a machine which is not included in the range described in 5.5.2 of this part of ISO 10472 are not covered by the individual parts of ISO 10472.
Examples of layouts of a large- and a medium-size plant which show the machines of parts 2 to 6 of
ISO 10472 are given in annex B.
The individual parts of ISO 10472 apply to machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of the relevant parts.
NOTE – — For significant hazards concerned with construction, transport, commissioning, decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the machine, see ISO/TR 12100-1:1992, 3.11, 3.12 and ISO/TR 12100-2:1992, 5.5.
The guidance contained in the individual parts of ISO 10472 is based on the assumption that the designer has completed a risk analysis of the machine under consideration. This will enable him to identify and fulfil the significant requirements for the machine as stipulated by the individual parts of ISO 10472.

Number of pages: 36

Published: 2008-12-01

Date of approval: 2008-11-07

International relationships : EN ISO 10472-1:2008 IDT ISO 10472-1:1997 IDT

ICS: 97.060 - Laundry appliances

Item number: M230871



  • CEN/TC 214/WG 3
  • ISO/TC 72/SC 5/WG 3

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