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Reference EN 82079-1:2012
Title Preparation of instructions for use - Structuring, content and presentation - Part 1: General principles and detailed requirements
Project Number 23298
Abstract/Scope IEC 82079-1:2012 provides general principles and detailed requirements for the design and formulation of all types of instructions for use that will be necessary or helpful for users of products of all kinds, ranging from a tin of paint to large or highly complex products, such as large industrial machinery, turnkey based plants or buildings. This first edition cancels and replaces IEC 62079 published in 2001. It constitutes a technical revision.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-09-28
Current Stage code deadline 2013-06-12
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 3
Reference Document IEC 82079-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 01.110 - Technical product documentation
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Instruction; Structuring; Content; Presentation
Note 2012-08-23 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 62079:2001
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-09-28 2013-06-12 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-09-12 2012-10-10  
5060 2012-04-30 2012-05-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-02-24 2012-04-27  
3090 2011-08-12 2011-11-04  
5060 2011-07-04 2011-07-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-01-28 2011-07-01  
1090 2011-01-25 2011-01-28  
1091 2011-01-14    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-09-12
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-09-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-12-12
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-06-12
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-09-12


Supersedes EN 62079:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
ISO/IEC Guide 71:2001
ISO 3864 series
ISO 3864-2
ISO 7000
ISO 7010
ISO 9241 series
ISO 11683
ISO 12100
ISO 14617 series
EN 60204-1:2006
corr. February 2010
IEC 60529
EN 62507-1
IEC/PAS 62569-1:2009

(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

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