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Reference HD 384.4.41 S2:1996/prA2
Title Electrical installations of buildings - Part 4: Protection for safety - Chapter 41: Protection against electric shock
Project Number 13161
Abstract/Scope Describes protective measures intended to ensure the safety of persons from electric shock both in normal service and in case of fault. Also includes particular requirements applicable to TN, TT and IT system earthing. Note: For voltage bands for electrical installations of buildings,see HD 193.A basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.
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Current Stage code 1598
Current Stage code date 2001-08-30
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 64
Reference Document IEC 60364-4-41:1992/A2:1999 (EQV)
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
91.140.50 - Electricity supply systems
Keywords Building; Electrical installation; Protection; Electric shock
Note Work covered by PR 14729
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1598 2001-08-30    
1599 2000-02-18 2000-06-18  
1591 1999-12-07 2000-03-07  
1560 1999-11-19 2000-01-01  
1520 1999-07-13 1999-10-31  
1099 1999-06-29 1999-07-31  
1021 1999-05-03 1999-05-12  
1000 1999-05-03    

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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