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Reference EN 60900:2012
Title Live working - Hand tools for use up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c.
Project Number 23527
Abstract/Scope IEC 60900:2012 is applicable to insulated and insulating hand tools used for working live or close to live parts at nominal voltages up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2004. This edition constitutes a technical revision and includes the following significant technical changes with regard to the previous edition: - general review of the requirements and test provisions; - preparation of the elements of evaluation of defects, and general application of IEC 61318:2007 (Ed.3); - deletion of Annexes D and E, not applicable according to IEC 61318 Ed.3; - introduction of a new normative Annex D on chronology of type tests; - and introduction of a new normative Annex F on classification of defects.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-08-24
Current Stage code deadline 2013-04-19
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document IEC 60900:2012 (EQV)
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
29.240.20 - Power transmission and distribution lines
29.260.99 - Other electrical equipment for working in special conditions
Keywords Live working; Hand; Tool
Note 2012-06-27 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60900:2004
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-08-24 2013-04-19 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-07-19 2012-08-16  
5060 2012-05-21 2012-06-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-03-16 2012-05-18  
3090 2011-12-23 2012-02-28  
5060 2011-10-03 2011-10-24 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-04-29 2011-09-30  
1090 2011-04-26 2011-04-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-07-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-08-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-10-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-04-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-07-19


Supersedes EN 60900:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1174-1
ISO 9654
ISO 9655
ISO 9656
ISO 9657
EN 60060-1
EN 60212
EN 61318
EN 61477

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