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Reference EN 60900:2004
Title Live working - Hand tools for use up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c.
Project Number 15575
Abstract/Scope Applies 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.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-05-13
Current Stage code deadline 2005-01-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document IEC 60900:2004 (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Note Superseded by EN 60900:2012
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-05-13 2005-01-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-03-16 2004-07-16  
5062 2004-03-01 2004-03-16  
5061 2004-01-26 2004-03-01  
5020 2003-09-26 2003-11-28  
4099 2003-08-22 2003-09-03  
4020 2002-11-22 2003-04-25  
3099 2002-11-19 2002-11-22  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-03-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-05-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-04-01


Supersedes EN 60900:1993
EN 60900:1993/A1:1995
EN 60900:1993/A2:2002
EN 60900:1993/A11:1997
Superseded by EN 60900:2012
Normative reference (6) ISO 1174-1:1996
ISO 9654:1989
ISO 9655:1989
ISO 9656:1989
ISO 9657:1989
HD 588.1 S1:1991
HD 437 S1:1984
IEC 61318:2003
EN 61477:2002
IEC 60417-DB:2002

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