Draft Details

Designation:C22.2 NO. 60335-2-87
Review start date:Oct 25, 2019
Review end date:Dec 24, 2019
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
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Draft Scope/Description:

This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following:
This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electric animal-stunning equipment the rated voltage of which is not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

NOTE 101
Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard. Dual supply appliances, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated appliances when operated in the battery mode.

This standard is applicable to electric animal-stunning equipment for industrial or commercial use, for use on farms or for use in areas where they may be a source of danger to the public.

So far as is practical, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by these types of appliances.

NOTE 102
Examples of electric animal-stunning equipment within the scope of this standard are those used to stun:
– bovines such as cattle, calves, cows, heifers and bulls;
– ovines such as sheep and lambs;
– caprines such as goats;
– cervids such as deer;
– solipeds such as horses, donkeys and mules;
– birds such as chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl;
– porcines such as pigs; – fur animals such as foxes, chinchilla, rabbits and possums;
– mustelids such as mink and polecats;
– other ruminants such as camels.

NOTE 103
The following types of electric animal-stunning equipment are covered by this standard:
– manual, semi-automatic and automatic.

NOTE 104
Attention is drawn to the fact that:
– for electric animal-stunning equipment intended to be used on board ships, 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;
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified concerning the humane slaughter of animals.

NOTE 105
This standard does not apply to:
– 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);
– electric fence energizers (see IEC 60335-2-76);
– electric fishing machines (see IEC 60335-2-86);
– meat tenderizers, carcass immobilizers, carcass stiffeners, spinal discharge equipment or similar equipment.

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