This document applies to surface cleaning machines for outdoor applications on public areas, roads, airports and industrial plants. Cleaning machines for winter maintenance or indoor applications are not under the scope of this European Standard. Surface cleaning machines in terms of this Standard are self propelled, truck mounted, attached sweeping equipment or pedestrian controlled. This document deals with the classification of sweeping equipment and its performance specifications when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This document does not include the carrier vehicles (e.g. truck). These will be handled in national or EC Directives for vehicles. This document does not apply to road surface cleaning machines such as front mounted on tractors according to EN 13524, or other vehicles. This document does not apply to machines or components that are specifically designed for cleaning tram lines and rail tracks. This document applies to machines that are manufactured after the date of approval of this standard by CEN. Industrial sweepers within the scope of EN 60335-2-72 are excluded.