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Reference EN 61140:2002
Title Protection against electric shock - Common aspects for installation and equipment
Project Number 13844
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 2002-03-20
Current Stage code deadline 2003-08-01
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 (EQV)
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 EN following parallel vote
A-Deviation(s) BE
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
1 Others Use B2B
5 Others Manufacturing B2B, DfE
5.1.6 Others Use B2B
5.1.7 Others Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2002-03-20 2003-08-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-12-04 2002-04-04  
5062 2001-11-01 2001-12-04  
5061 2001-09-20 2001-11-01  
5020 2001-06-29 2001-08-31  
4099 2001-06-26 2001-06-29  
4020 2000-05-19 2000-10-02  
3099 2000-05-15 2000-05-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-12-04
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-03-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-12-01


Supersedes EN 61140:2001
Superseded by prEN 61140
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC Guide 104:1997
IEC 60050-131:1978
IEC 60050-195:1998
IEC 60050-351:1998
HD 384.2 S2:2001
EN 60071-1:1995
EN 60071-2:1997
HD 384.4.41 S2:1996
HD 384.4.443 S1:2000
HD 384.5.54 S1:1988
corr. December 2005
HD 384.6.61 S2:2003
EN 60417-2:1999
EN 60446:1999
IEC/TR 60479-1:1994
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60601-1:1990
corr. July 1994
EN 60601-1-1:2001
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60721-1:1995
EN 60990:1999
IEC/TR 61201:1992

(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.