International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference HD 60364-1:2008
Title Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 1: Fundamental principles, assessment of general characteristics, definitions
Project Number 16500
Abstract/Scope Gives the rules for the design, erection, and verification of electrical installations. The rules are intended to provide for the safety of persons, livestock and property against dangers and damage which may arise in the reasonable use of electrical installations and to provide for the proper functioning of those installations. IEC 60364-1 applies to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations such as those of a) residential premises; b) commercial premises; c) public premises; d) industrial premises; e) agricultural and horticultural premises; f) prefabricated buildings; g) caravans, caravan sites and similar sites; h) construction sites, exhibitions, fairs and other installations for temporary purposes; i) marinas; j) external lighting and similar installations; k) medical locations; l) mobile or transportable units; m) photovoltaic systems; n) low-voltage generating sets. IEC 60364-1 covers a) circuits supplied at nominal voltages up to and including 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c.; b) circuits, other than the internal wiring of apparatus, operating at voltages exceeding 1 000 V and derived from an installation having a voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c., for example, discharge lighting, electrostatic precipitators; c) wiring systems and cables not specifically covered by the standards for appliances; d) all consumer installations external to buildings; e) fixed wiring for information and communication technology, signalling, control and the like (excluding internal wiring of apparatus); f) the extension or alteration of the installation and also parts of the existing installation affected by the extension or alteration.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-08-14
Current Stage code deadline 2009-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 64
Reference Document IEC 60364-1:2005 (MOD)
ICS 91.140.50 - Electricity supply systems
Keywords Building; Electrical installation; Definition
Note Supersedes HD 384.1 S2:2001 & HD 384.3 S2:1995
A-Deviation(s) GB, NO
Special National Condition(s)  


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Deadline Date
6060 2008-08-14 2009-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-05-01 2008-09-01  
5061 2008-03-26 2008-05-01  
5060 2007-11-20 2007-12-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-09-14 2007-11-16 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-05-09 2007-09-21  
5092 2006-12-01 2007-06-01  
5091 2006-03-16 2006-12-01  
5091 2006-02-01 2006-03-16  
5061 2005-11-30 2006-02-01  
5020 2005-08-26 2005-10-28  
4099 2005-06-17 2005-06-28  
4090 2005-06-10 2005-12-10  
4091 2005-05-03 2005-05-17  
4060 2005-01-18 2005-03-31  
4020 2004-08-13 2005-01-14  
3099 2004-08-10 2004-08-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-08-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-05-01


Supersedes HD 384.1 S2:2001
HD 384.3 S2:1995
Superseded by  
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.