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Reference FprEN 50308:2013
Title Wind turbines - Protective measures - Requirements for design, operation and maintenance
Project Number 21340
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies requirements for protective measures relating to health and safety of persons, domestic animals and property, to be incorporated into the design, operation and maintenance of wind turbines. The requirements cover the potential danger zones inside and in the environment of a wind turbine where persons, domestic animals and property may be exposed to hazards from the wind turbine. This standard covers the safety issues of the wind turbine itself and the directly related material, equipment and processes essential for the safe operation of the complete system. This also includes switchgear outside the tower, internal grid, grid connection, and any means of access. This European Standard does not cover the structural design of the wind turbine. This European Standard is not applicable to wind turbines manufactured before the date of its publication by CENELEC.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5091
Current Stage code date 2014-03-10
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote 2012-04-12


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 88
Reference Document  
Note Will supersede EN 50308:2004 * 2013-07-25: UAP allocated to*2014-02-03: Publication allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5091 2014-03-10    
5060 2014-01-20 2014-02-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-08-16 2014-01-17 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2012-05-22 2012-06-08  
1099 2007-09-01 2008-03-01  
1000 2007-03-27 2007-08-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Supersedes EN 50308:2004
Superseded by  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.