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NEN-EN-IEC 60825-1/A11

Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements

active, Most Current
Organization: NEN
Publication Date: 1 February 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 20
ICS Code (Optoelectronics. Laser equipment): 31.260
ICS Code (Safety of machinery): 13.110
scope:

Scope and object

"This Part 1 describes the minimum requirements. Compliance with this Part 1 may not be sufficient to achieve the required level of product safety. Laser products may also be required to conform to the applicable performance and testing requirements of other applicable product safety standards.

NOTE 3 Other standards may contain additional requirements. For example, a Class 3B or Class 4 laser product may not be suitable for use as a consumer product."

Where a laser system forms a part of equipment which is subject to another IEC product safety standard, e.g. for medical equipment (IEC 60601-2-22), IT equipment (IEC 60950 series), audio and video equipment (IEC 60065), audio-video and IT equipment (IEC 62368-1), equipment for use in hazardous atmospheres (IEC 60079), or electric toys (IEC 62115), this Part 1 will apply in accordance with the provisions of IEC Guide 1042 for hazards resulting from laser radiation. If no product safety standard is applicable, then IEC 61010-1 may be applied."

with the following:

"This Part 1 describes requirements that are considered sufficient to achieve the required level of product safety for general laser products with respect to hazards to the eye and skin posed by laser radiation, provided that consumer laser products comply with EN 506891 (see 9.5 in EN 60825-1:2014/FprAA:2020). Also, as required in 5.3 b) of EN 60825-1, that laser products classified as Class 1C comply with the respective applicable part of either the EN 60601 series or the EN 60335 series that contains requirements for the safe exposure of the skin (note that the exposure of the skin is not necessarily limited to the MPE values of the skin), if applicable, as well as specific requirements for the performance and testing of the safeguard that prevents hazardous emission towards the eye. Depending on the type of the product, laser products such as for example medical lasers, machines or toys can be required to conform to the applicable performance and testing requirements of their relevant product safety standards.

NOTE 3 See 3.92 for "general laser product".

Where a laser system forms a part of equipment which is subject to another IEC product safety standard, e.g. for medical equipment (IEC 60601-2-22), IT equipment (IEC 60950 series), audio and video equipment (IEC 60065), audio-video and IT equipment (IEC 62368-1), electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use (IEC 61010-1), equipment for use in hazardous atmospheres (IEC 60079), or electric toys (IEC 62115), this Part 1 will apply in accordance with the provisions of IEC Guide 1042 for hazards resulting from laser radiation."

1 Under preparation. Stage at the time of publication: prEN 50689:2019.

2 IEC Guide 104:2019, The preparation of safety publications and the use of basic safety publications and group safety publications

Document History

NEN-EN-IEC 60825-1/A11
February 1, 2021
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
Scope and object “This Part 1 describes the minimum requirements. Compliance with this Part 1 may not be sufficient to achieve the required level of product safety. Laser products may also be...
July 1, 2017
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
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August 1, 2014
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
NEN-EN-IEC 60825-1 is applicable to safety of laser products emitting laser radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm. Although lasers exist which emit at wavelengths less than 180 nm (within...
September 1, 2008
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
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November 1, 2007
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements
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August 1, 2002
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification, requirements and user's guide
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April 1, 2001
Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification, requirements and user's guide
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