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Reference EN 60743:2013
Title Live working - Terminology for tools, devices and equipment
Project Number 23896
Abstract/Scope IEC 60743:2013 applies to the terminology used to describe tools, devices, equipment and methods used in live working. It standardizes the name of tools, devices and equipment and permits their identification by providing definitions and illustrations. It contains some example illustrations. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2001, and its Amendment 1:2008.This edition constitutes a technical revision which includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: the clause 2 has been simplified and refers directly to IEC 60050-651; some definitions have been moved to specific existing clauses. This new edition is complementary to IEC 60050-651. Different publications under the responsibility of TC 78 include terms and its definitions. IEC 60050-651 (IEV 651) provides precise, brief and correct definitions of internationally accepted concepts in the field of live working, and specifies the terms by which these defined concepts are known. Electropedia gives access to the terms and definitions of IEC 60050-651 ( Each product standard gives definitions necessary for the understanding of certain terms used in a specific context. The IEC Glossary ( gives on-line access to the information.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-10-18
Current Stage code deadline 2014-05-30
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document IEC 60743:2013 (EQV)
ICS 29.240.20 - Power transmission and distribution lines
29.260 - Electrical equipment for working in special conditions
29.260.99 - Other electrical equipment for working in special conditions
Keywords Live working; Terminology; Tool; device; Equipment
Note Supersedes EN 60743:2001 + A1:2008 * 2013-08-13 - Publication allocated to
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2013-10-18 2014-05-30 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-08-30 2013-09-27  
5060 2013-07-08 2013-07-29 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-05-03 2013-07-05  
3090 2013-04-30 2013-05-03  
5060 2012-04-30 2012-05-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-11-25 2012-04-27  
1090 2011-11-22 2011-11-25  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-08-30
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-10-18
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-11-30
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-05-30
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-08-30


Supersedes EN 60743:2001
EN 60743:2001/A1:2008
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.