Electrical Appliances & Tools




Cranage is focussed on improving consumer safety. Our UKAS accredited testing laboratory evaluates household and similar electrical appliances for adherence to British, European and International Standards, assessing imported and home-produced goods for safety, reliability and performance. 

Associated Standards EMF & LVD (Safety) EMCD
BS EN 50563
Measurement of no-load power and average efficiency
IEC / EN 62493
Human exposure to electromagnetic fields
IEC / EN 61000-3-2
Harmonic Current Emissions
BS EN 50564
Measurement of low power consumption
IEC / BS EN 60335-1
General requirements
IEC / EN 61000-3-3
Voltage Fluctuations & Flicker
Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008 standby/off IEC / BS EN 60335-2-2
Vacuum & Water Suction Cleaners
CISPR14-1 / BS EN 55014-1
Commission Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009 Ecodesign for external power supplies IEC / BS EN 60335-2-15
Appliances for Heating Liquids
CISPR14-2 / BS EN 55014-2
IEC / BS EN 60529 Enclosures - IP Testing IEC / BS EN 60335-2-23
Appliances for Skin or Hair Care
IEC / EN 61000-4-2
Electrostatic discharge Immunity
IEC / BS EN 60695-2-11 Fire hazard testing IEC 60335-2-29
Battery Chargers
IEC / EN 61000-4-3
Radiated RF Immunity
IEC / BS EN 60695-11-5 Fire hazard testing IEC / BS EN 60335-2-42
Ovens & Steam Cookers
IEC / EN 61000-4-4
Fast Transient Burst Immunity
IEC / BS EN 60335-2-45
Portable Heating Tools
IEC / EN 61000-4-5
Surge Immunity
IEC / BS EN 60335-2-54
Surface Cleaning Appliances using Liquid or Steam
IEC / EN 61000-4-6
Conducted RF Immunity
IEC 60335-2-67
Floor Cleaning Machines
IEC / EN 61000-4-11
Voltage Dips & Interrupts
IEC 60335-2-68
Spray Extraction Appliances
IEC / EN 61000-4-6
Conducted RF Immunity
IEC 60335-2-69
Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaners
IEC / EN 61000-4-11
Voltage Dips & Interrupts
IEC 60335-2-72
Floor Treatment Machines
IEC / BS EN 60335-2-79
High Pressure Cleaners & Steam Cleaners
IEC / BS EN 60335-2-80
IEC / BS EN 60335-2-85
Fabric Cleaners
IEC / BS EN 60335-2-102
Gas, Oil & Solid-fuel Burning Appliances having Electrical Connections

Safety standards not only deal with the protection against hazards such as electrical, mechanical, thermal, fire and radiation, they also cover abnormal situations that might arise through use or misuse and takes into account the way in which electromagnetic phenomena can affect the safe operation of appliances.


The following regulations and Directives apply to electrical appliances and electric tools in the UK wherever they are used:-


1) CE Marking Directive

2) Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

3) Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)

4) Electromagnetic Fields Directive (EMF)

5) General Product Safety Directive (GPSD)

6) Energy Related Products Directive (ErP)

7) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)

8) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)

9) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) – Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

10) Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directive

11) UK Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations

Core Competency




Key areas of our testing service for electrical appliances and tools are listed below. The standards shown in bold are within the scope of our accreditation:-

Product Description Safety Standards
Vacuum & Water Suction Cleaners IEC / BS EN 60335-2-2
Dry & Steam Irons IEC / BS EN 60335-2-3
Electric Spin Extractors IEC / BS EN 60335-2-4
Dishwashers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-5
Electric Cooking Ranges, Hobs, Ovens, Griddles, Grills, Induction Hobs, Steam Ovens IEC / BS EN 60335-2-6
Washing Machines (excluding commercial/industrial machines) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-7
Shavers, Hair Clippers, Manicure & Pedicure Appliances, Animal Clippers/Shearers, and Hairdressing Appliances IEC / BS EN 60335-2-8
Barbeques (indoor), Breadmakers, Grills, Rotisseries, Griddles, Waffle Irons, Cookers, Ovens, Toasters, Food Hydrators, Hot Plates, Roasters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-9
Floor Treatment Machines, Buffers, Polishers, Waxers, Wet Scrubbing Machines, Floor Scrubbers, Rug & Upholstery Shampooers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-10
Tumble Dryers, Drying Function of Washing Machines IEC / BS EN 60335-2-11
Warming Plates & Trays (excluding commercial catering equipment) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-12
Deep Fat Fryers, Electric Frying Pans & Woks IEC / BS EN 60335-2-13
Electric Kitchen Machines for use in shops, bed & breakfast premises, farms, and light industry; Bean Slicers, Berry-juice Extractors, Food Blenders, Can Openers, Centrifugal Juicers, Churns, Citrus-fruit Squeezers, Coffee Mills (less than 500g), Cream Whippers, Egg Beaters, Food Mixers, Food Processors, Grain Grinders (less than 3 L), Graters, Ice-cream Machines (inc. as used in fridges and freezers), Knife Sharpeners, Knives, Mincers, Noodle Makers, Potato Peelers, Shredders, Sleeving Machines, Slicing Machines IEC / BS EN 60335-2-14
Coffee-makers, Cooking Pans, Egg Boilers, Feeding-bottle Heaters, Kettles & Water Boilers (less than 10 L), Milk Heaters, Pressure Cookers (less than 10 L), Slow Cookers, Steam Cookers, Wash Boilers, Yoghurt Makers, Rice Cookers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-15
Food Wast Disposers (excluding portable or incinerator disposers and commercial food disposers) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-16
Heating Blankets, Heating Pads, Flexible Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-17
Storage Water Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-21
Hair Straightners, Hair Dryers(hand-held/rigid), Curling Tongs, Combs & Irons, Curling Rollers (heated) and Heaters with Detachable Curlers, Facial Saunas, Permanent-wave Appliances, Steam producing devices for hair and skin care, Appliances used in hairdressing and beauty salons IEC / BS EN 60335-2-23
Refrigerators, Ice-cream Appliances, Ice-makers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-24
Microwave Ovens (excluding industrial & commercial equipment) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-25
Clocks / Alarm Clocks (excluding battery operated clocks) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-26
Appliances for Skin Exposure to Ultraviolet & Infrared Radiation (excluding medical equipment) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-27
Sewing Machines (excluding industrial use) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-28
Battery Chargers (excluding those for use in electric vehicles and flash photography) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-29
Room Heaters, Convectors, Fan-assisted, Liquid-filled, Radiant, Tubular & Greenhouse Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-30
Range Hoods above cooking appliances IEC / BS EN 60335-2-31
Hand-held & Foot Massagers, including those used in Beds, Belts, Pads and Chairs IEC / BS EN 60335-2-32
Coffee Mills/Grinders IEC / BS EN 60335-2-33
Motor Compressors IEC / BS EN 60335-2-34
Instantaneous Water Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-35
Commercial Cooking Ranges, Ovens & Hobs IEC / BS EN 60335-2-36
Commercial Deep Fat Fryers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-37
Commercial Griddles & Griddle Grills IEC / BS EN 60335-2-38
Commercial Multi-purpose Cooking Pans IEC / BS EN 60335-2-39
Heat Pumps, Air-conditioners & Dehumidifiers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-40
Water Pumps for Aquariums, Ponds, Sludge, Shower-boost; surface or submersible use IEC / BS EN 60335-2-41
Commercial Forced Convection Ovens Electric Steam Cookers IEC / BS EN 60335-2-42
Clothes Dryers & Heated Towel Rails IEC / BS EN 60335-2-43
Trouser Presses, Rotary Ironers & Mangles IEC / BS EN 60335-2-44
Portable Heating Tools, Soldering Irons, Heat Guns, Paint strippers, Glue Guns, Laminators IEC / BS EN 60335-2-45
Commercial Electric Boiling Pans IEC / BS EN 60335-2-47
Commercial Grillers & Toasters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-48
Commercial Heated Display Cases, Shelves, Cupboards, Crockery Dispensers(excluding Bains-marie) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-49
Commercial Bains-marie IEC / BS EN 60335-2-50
Central Heating Pumps IEC / BS EN 60335-2-51
Electric Toothbrushes, Oral Irrigators IEC / BS EN 60335-2-52
Sauna Heating Appliances IEC / BS EN 60335-2-53
Surface Cleaning Appliances using liquids or steam IEC / BS EN 60335-2-54
Aquarium/Garden Pond Heaters, Aerators, Automatic Food Dispensers(excluding pumps, portable immersion heaters, lighting) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-55
Overhead & Effects Projectors (excluding video) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-56
Ice-Cream Makers (motor compressor type) – excluding those vending/commercial use IEC / BS EN 60335-2-57
Commercial Dishwashing/Brush Machines IEC / BS EN 60335-2-58
Insect Killers (excluding chemical sprayers) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-59
Whirlpool Baths & Spas (excluding exercise pools) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-60
Thermal Storage Room Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-61
Commercial Rinsing Sinks IEC / BS EN 60335-2-62
Commercial Kitchen Machines, Dough Mixers, Food Processors, Mincing Machines, Blenders, Vegetable Cutters, Whisks IEC / BS EN 60335-2-64
Air-cleaning Appliances IEC / BS EN 60335-2-65
Water Bed Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-66
Industrial & Commercial Floor Cleaning/Treatment Machines IEC / BS EN 60335-2-67
Industrial & Commercial Spray Extraction Appliances for Cleaning Fabrics, Upholstery, Carpets, Floor Coverings & Hard Surfaces IEC / BS EN 60335-2-68
>Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners (excludes appliances for household use) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-69
Milking Machines for Bucket, Direct-to-can, Pipeline IEC / BS EN 60335-2-70
Heaters for Animal Breeding / Rearing, Heat-radiators, Egg Incubators, Heating Plates IEC / BS EN 60335-2-71
Floor Treatment Machines (walk-behind or ride-on) for Wet/Dry Treatment of Hard Floors or Carpets IEC / BS EN 60335-2-72
Fixed Immersion Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-73
Portable Immersion Heaters IEC / BS EN 60335-2-74
Vending & Commercial Dispensing Machines for Hot and Cold Drinks, Ice, Food, Merchandise (excluding cash only machines) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-75
Electric Fence Energisers (mains or battery) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-76
Mains Operated Lawn Mowers (excluding lawn edge trimmers, flail mowers or agricultural mowers)  IEC / BS EN 60335-2-77
Outdoor Barbeques IEC / BS EN 60335-2-78
High Pressure Cleaners & Steam Cleaners IEC / BS EN 60335-2-79
Fans IEC / BS EN 60335-2-80
Foot Warmers & Heating Mats (excluding electric blankets) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-81
Commercial Amusement & Gaming Machines, Luggage Lockers, Weighing Machines IEC / BS EN 60335-2-82
Heated Gullies for Roof Drainage IEC / BS EN 60335-2-83
Toilets incorporating electrical equipment, Macerators (excluding chemical toilets) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-84
Fabric Steamers (including appliances used in laundries and dry cleaners) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-85
Electric Fishing Machines (mains, battery or generator supplied) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-86
Animal Stunning Equipment (excluding electric fence energizers) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-87
Humidifiers for use with Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning IEC / BS EN 60335-2-88
Commercial Refrigerating Appliances IEC / BS EN 60335-2-89
Commercial Microwave Ovens (excluding domestic microwave ovens and industrial equipment) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-90
Lawn & Lawn Edge Trimmers with cutting elements (hand-held and walk-behind, excluding rigid blade and scissor type) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-91
Garage Doors & Drives (vertical opening/closing) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-95
Flexible Sheet Heating Elements for Room Heating (excluding electric blankets, mats, foot warmers) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-96
Drives for Roller Shutters, Awnings, Blinds(excluding garage doors, theatre curtains) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-97
Humidifiers (excluding industrial, medical) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-98
Commercial Electric Hoods (excluding those incorporating a fan) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-99
Vaporizers, Air Fresheners, Insect Repellers (excluding insect killers, humidifiers) IEC / BS EN 60335-2-101
Gas, Oil & Solid-fuel Burning Appliances having Electrical Connections IEC / BS EN 60335-2-102
Electric Drives for Gates, Doors & Windows IEC / BS EN 60335-2-103
Multifunctional Shower Cabinets IEC / BS EN 60335-2-105

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