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Reference EN 60601-2-46:2011
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-46: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of operating tables
Project Number 22193
Abstract/Scope IEC 60601-2-46:2010 specifies safety requirements for operating tables, whether or not having electrical parts, including transporters, used for the transportation of the table top to or from the base or pedestal of an operating table with detachable table top. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1998 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition of IEC 60601-2-46 was revised to align structurally with the 2005 edition of IEC 60601-1.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-08-19
Current Stage code deadline 2011-10-20
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD pending (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/295
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document IEC 60601-2-46:2010 (EQV)
ICS 11.140 - Hospital equipment
Keywords Medical equipment; Operating table; Safety
Note Supersedes EN 60601-2-46:1998
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-08-19 2011-10-20 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-20 2011-02-17  
5060 2010-11-29 2010-12-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-09-24 2010-11-26  
3090 2010-05-28 2010-07-31  
5060 2009-06-22 2009-07-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-01-16 2009-06-19  
3090 2009-01-13 2009-01-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-20
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-08-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-20
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-04-20
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-20


Supersedes EN 60601-2-46:1998
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60601-1-2:2007
corr. March 2010
EN 60601-2-2:2009

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(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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