BS EN 61140:2016 - Protection against electric shock. Common aspects for installation and equipment

BS EN 61140:2016

Protection against electric shock. Common aspects for installation and equipment

Status : Current   Published : June 2016



This International Standard is a basic safety publication primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.

It is not intended to be used as a stand-alone standard.

According to IEC Guide 104, technical committees, when preparing, amending, or revising their publications, are required to make use of any basic safety publication such as IEC 61140.

This International Standard applies to the protection of persons and livestock against electric shock. The intent is to give fundamental principles and requirements which are common to electrical installations, systems and equipment or necessary for their coordination, without limitations with regard to the magnitude of the voltage or current, or the type of current, and for frequencies up to 1 000 Hz.

Some clauses in this standard refer to low-voltage and high-voltage systems, installations and equipment. For the purposes 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..

It should be noted that, for an efficient design and selection of protective measures, the type of voltage that may occur and its waveform needs to be considered, i.e. a.c. or d.c. voltage, sinusoidal, transient, phase controlled, superimposed d.c., as well as a possible mixture of these forms. The installations or equipment may influence the waveform of the voltage, e.g. by inverters or converters. The currents flowing under normal operating conditions and under fault conditions depend on the described voltage.

Standard NumberBS EN 61140:2016
TitleProtection against electric shock. Common aspects for installation and equipment
Publication Date30 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60364-5-54:2011, IEC 60417, EN 60071-1, IEC 60071-2:2018, BS EN IEC 60071-2:2018, EN IEC 60071-2:2018, IEC Guide 104, EN 60664-1:2007, IEC 60664, EN 60445, IEC 60038, EN 60038, IEC 60721, EN 62271-102, IEC TS 60479-1:2005, IEC 62271-102, HD 60364-5-54:2011, EN 60664, IEC 60068, IEC 60445, EN 60529, IEC TR 60479-5, IEC 60990, IEC 60071-1, IEC TS 61201:2007, EN 60068, IEC 60529, IEC 60664-1:2007, ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014, EN 60990, EN 60721
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050-195:1998, IEC 60050-195:1998/AMD1:2001, HD 60364-4-442:2012, HD 60364-4-444:2010, IEC TS 60479-2:2007, IEC 61558-2-6, IEC 60050-131, IEC 60364-6:2006, IEC 60050-351, EN 61558-2-6, HD 60364-4-41:2007, EN 61936-1, IEC 60050-826:2004, IEC 60601-1, IEC 60364-4-44:2007, IEC 61936-1, IEC TS 61936-2, EN 60601-1, IEC 60364-4-41:2005, IEC 60479, HD 60364-6:2007
ReplacesBS EN 61140:2002+A1:2006, IEC 61140:2001
International RelationshipsEN 61140:2016,IEC 61140:2016
Draft Superseded By12/30275022 DC
DescriptorsElectrical installations, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Electric shocks, Electrical safety
Title in FrenchProtection contre les chocs électriques. Aspects communs aux installations et aux matériels
Title in GermanSchutz gegen elektrischen Schlag. Gemeinsame Anforderungen für Anlagen und Betriebsmittel
ISBN978 0 580 81329 0
File Size2.736 MB

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