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Reference EN 61230:1995/A11:1999
Title Live working - Portable equipment for earthing or earthing and short-circuiting
Project Number 12973
Abstract/Scope Applies to portable equipment, with or without matching fixed connection points, for temporary earthing or earthing and short-circuiting of electrically isolated a.c. transmission and distribution systems, including railway systems, for the protection of workers. Provides recommendations for manufacture, selection, use and maintenance of this equipment.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-11-25
Current Stage code deadline 2000-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document  
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
Keywords Live working; Portable equipment; Earthing; Short-circuiting
Note Superseded by EN 61230:2008
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-11-25 2000-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1999-10-01 2000-02-01  
5062 1999-09-07 1999-10-01  
5020 1999-01-08 1999-09-01  
1090 1998-08-20 1999-02-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-11-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2002-10-01


Superseded by EN 61230:2008
Normative reference (6)  

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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