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Reference EN 60601-2-46:1998
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-46: Particular requirements for the safety of operating tables
Project Number 11993
Abstract/Scope 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.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-08-14
Current Stage code deadline 1999-05-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/023; M/432
Order Voucher BC/CLC/93-01


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document IEC 60601-2-46:1998 (EQV)
ICS 11.140 - Hospital equipment
Keywords Medical equipment; Operating table; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 60601-2-46:2011
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1998-08-14 1999-05-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1998-08-01 1998-09-01  
5062 1998-06-09 1998-08-01  
5020 1998-02-13 1998-04-30  
1090 1998-02-09 1998-02-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-08-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-05-01


Superseded by EN 60601-2-46:2011
Normative reference (6) EN 60601-2-2:1993

(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Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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.