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CLC/TC 62

Electrical equipment in medical practice

 

Project

Reference EN 60601-1-6:2010
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-6: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard: Usability
Project Number 22408
Abstract/Scope IEC 60601-1-6:2010 specifies a process for a manufacturer to analyse, specify, design, verify and validate usability, as it relates to basic safety and essential performance of medical electrical equipment. This usability engineering process assesses and mitigates risks caused by usability problems associated with correct use and use errors, i.e., normal use. It can be used to identify but does not assess or mitigate risks associated with abnormal use. If the usability engineering process detailed in this collateral standard has been complied with and the acceptance criteria documented in the usability validation plan have been met (see 5.9 of IEC 62366:2007), then the residual risks, as defined in ISO 14971, associated with usability of me equipment are presumed to be acceptable, unless there is objective evidence to the contrary (see 4.1.2 of IEC 62366:2007). The object of this collateral standard is to specify general requirements that are in addition to those of the general standard and to serve as the basis for particular standards. This document cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60601-1-6 which has been technically revised. It was revised to align with the usability engineering process in IEC 62366. To allow for equipment manufacturers and testing organizations to make products and to equip themselves for conducting revised tests in accordance with this third edition, it is recommended by SC 62A that the content of this document not be adopted for mandatory implementation earlier than 3 years from the date of publication for equipment newly designed and not earlier than 5 years from the date of publication for equipment already in production.
Status
Published

Status

Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-04-16
Current Stage code deadline 2011-01-01
Deadline date for vote  

Legal

Directive(s) MDD (93/42/EEC), AIMD (90/385/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/295
Order Voucher  

Details

IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62A
Reference Document IEC 60601-1-6:2010 (EQV)
ICS 11.040 - Medical equipment
Keywords Medical; Safety; Performance; Usability; Collateral
Note Supersedes EN 60601-1-6:2007
A-Deviation(s)  
Special National Condition(s)  

Environment

Clause
Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
Information

History

Stage
Date
Deadline Date
Documents
6060 2010-04-16 2011-01-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-04-01 2010-06-01  
5061 2010-02-22 2010-04-01  
5060 2010-01-19 2010-02-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-11-13 2010-01-15  
3090 2009-10-09 2010-01-31  
5060 2009-09-28 2009-10-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-04-24 2009-09-25  
1090 2009-04-21 2009-04-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-04-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-04-01

Relations

Supersedes EN 60601-1-6:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN ISO 14971
EN 60601-1
EN 60601-1-8
EN 62366

(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.