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Reference EN 61310-1:2008
Title Safety of machinery - Indication, marking and actuation - Part 1: Requirements for visual, acoustic and tactile signals
Project Number 17115
Abstract/Scope Specifies requirements for visual, acoustic and tactile methods of indicating safety-related information, at the human-machine interface and to exposed persons. It specifies a system of colours, safety signs, markings and other warnings, intended for use in the indication of hazardous situations and health hazards and for meeting certain emergencies. It also specifies ways of coding visual, acoustic and tactile signals for indicators and actuators to facilitate the safe use and monitoring of the machinery. It includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: Adapted to the basic standards IEC 60073, IEC 60417, ISO 3864-1, ISO 7000 and ISO 7010


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-02-06
Current Stage code deadline 2008-09-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (98/37/EC), LVD (2006/95/EC), MD (2006/42/EC)
Mandate(s) M/396
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 44
Reference Document IEC 61310-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 13.110 - Safety of machinery
Keywords Machinery; Signal; Visual; Acoustic; Tactile
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-02-06 2008-09-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-12-01 2008-02-01  
5060 2007-01-18 2007-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-11-10 2007-01-12  
4099 2006-06-09 2006-08-11  
5060 2006-05-05 2006-08-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-11-04 2006-04-07  
1090 2005-11-02 2005-11-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-02-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-12-01


Supersedes EN 61310-1:1995
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3864-1:2002
ISO 7000:2004
ISO 7010:2003
ISO 7731:2003
ISO 13850:2006
EN 60073:2002
EN 60204-1:2006
corr. February 2010
IEC 60417-DB

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