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Reference EN 61140:2002/A1:2006
Title Protection against electric shock - Common aspects for installation and equipment
Project Number 16044
Abstract/Scope Applies to the protection of persons and animals against electric shock. It is intended to give fundamental principles and requirements which are common to electrical installations, systems and equipment or necessary for their co-ordination. Prepared for installations, systems and equipment without a voltage limit. NOTE - There are some clauses in this standard which refer to low-voltage and high-voltage systems, installations and equipment. For the purpose of this standard, low -voltage is any rated voltage up to and including 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. High voltage is any rated voltage exceeding 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. The requirements of this standard apply only if they are incorporated, or are referred to, in the relevant standards. It is not intended to be used as a stand-alone standard. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-08-09
Current Stage code deadline 2007-05-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/468
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 64
Reference Document IEC 61140:2001/A1:2004 (MOD)
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
91.140.50 - Electricity supply systems
Keywords Protection; Electric shock; Installation; Equipment
Note Published without IT snc at IT request BUT contrary to what is stated in D127/C027 - see e-mail exchange received from Mr Pelta on 2006-04-20 - and confirmed by IT NC e-mail to Technical on 2006-09-15
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2006-08-09 2007-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-05-01 2006-09-01  
5061 2006-03-30 2006-05-01  
5060 2006-02-20 2006-04-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-12-16 2006-02-17  
3090 2005-10-26 2006-04-26  
5091 2005-03-03 2005-08-03  
5091 2004-12-01 2005-03-03  
5061 2004-10-26 2004-12-01  
5020 2004-07-30 2004-10-01  
4099 2004-07-27 2004-07-30  
4020 2003-11-07 2004-04-09  
3099 2003-11-04 2003-11-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-08-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-05-01


Superseded by prEN 61140
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.