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Reference EN 62079:2001
Title Preparation of instructions - Structuring, content and presentation
Project Number 13828
Abstract/Scope Provides general principles and detailed requirements for the design and formulation of all types of instructions that will be necessary or helpful for products of all kinds ranging from small, simple ones, such as tin of paint, to large or highly complex ones, such as a large industrial installation. If the paper version of this standard is ordered, a diskette is provided with fill-in tables corresponding to annexes B and C. If the standard is downloaded directly from the WEB, it consists of 2 files: The standard as a PDF file and the fill-in tables as a WORD file.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-04-23
Current Stage code deadline 2001-11-01
Deadline date for vote  


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 3
Reference Document IEC 62079:2001 (EQV)
ICS 01.110 - Technical product documentation
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Instructions; Structuring; Content; Presentation
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
5.2 Hazardous substances - Batteries Use, Disposal B2B, B2C
5.2 Energy use - Energy labelling Use B2C
5.2 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2C
5.2 Emissions to air - Gas emission Use B2C
5.2 Hazardous substances - Hazardous waste Use, Disposal B2B, B2C
5.9.3 Waste Disposal B2B, B2C
5.2 Waste Disposal B2B, B2C
5.15 Waste Recovery, Disposal B2B, B2C
4.6 Others Use B2B, B2C
5.10.3 Others Use B2B, B2C
5.2 Noise emissions Use B2C


Deadline Date
6060 2001-04-23 2001-11-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-11-01 2001-04-01  
5062 2000-09-05 2000-11-01  
5020 2000-05-12 2000-07-31  
1090 2000-05-08 2000-05-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-04-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2001-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-11-01


Superseded by EN 82079-1:2012
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 14:1977
ISO/IEC Guide 50:1987
ISO/IEC Guide 51:1990
ISO 1000:1992
ISO 3864:1984
ISO 7000:1989
ISO 7001:1990
ISO 9241-3:1992
ISO 10303-203:1994
ISO 10628:1997
ISO/TR 12100-1:1992
ISO/DIS 14617-6:200X
IEC 60050-191:1990
IEC 60050-195:1998
EN 60073:1996
EN 60204-1:1997
corr. September 1998
EN 60417-1:1999
IEC 60617-1:1985
EN 60664-1:2003
IEC 60848:1988
EN 61082-1:1993
EN 61082-3:1994
EN 61082-4:1996
EN 61310-1:1995
EN 61346-1:1996
EN 61355:1997
IEC 61506:1997
EN 81714-2:1998

(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.