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Reference EN 60825-1:1994
Title Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification, requirements and user's guide
Project Number 2426
Abstract/Scope Deals with the safety of laser products. Covers laser radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm, indicates safe working levels of laser radiation and introduces a system of classification of lasers and laser products according to their degree of hazard. Has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1994-03-25
Current Stage code deadline 1995-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), RTTED (1999/5/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 76
Reference Document IEC 60825-1:1993 (EQV)
ICS 13.110 - Safety of machinery
31.260 - Optoelectronics. Laser equipment
Keywords laser products; radiation safety; equipment classification; requirements; user's guide;
Note EN following parallel vote * EN 60825/A2 published as EN 60825-1 *
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
11.2 Radiation Raw Material, Manufacturing, Use B2B, B2C
11.1 Emissions to air Raw Material, Manufacturing, Use B2B, B2C


Deadline Date
6060 1994-03-25 1995-03-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1993-09-22 1993-10-22  
5020 1992-11-27 1993-05-31  
1090 1992-03-10 1992-09-10  
1090 1991-02-20 1991-08-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1993-09-22
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1994-03-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1994-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1995-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-01-01


Supersedes EN 60825:1991
Superseded by EN 60825-1:2007
EN 62471:2008
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-845:1987
EN 60601-2-22:1992
EN 60825-2:1994
corr. March 1994
EN 61010-1:1993
EN 61040:1992

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