Fire hazard testing – Part 1-12: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products – Fire safety engineering
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
|ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products):||13.220.40|
|ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general):||29.020|
This part of IEC 60695 is intended as a general guideline for IEC Product Committees and provides:
- an explanation of the principles and uses of fire safety engineering;
- guidance on the use of fire safety engineering in the design of electrotechnical products;
- fire safety engineering terminology, and concepts; an indication of properties, data and tests needed for input into fire safety engineering assessments;
- informative references.
This international standard is not intended to be a detailed technical design guide, but is intended to provide guidance for product committees on fire safety engineering methods and performance based test information needs for use in performance based designs and fire hazard assessments of electrotechnical materials, assemblies, products and systems. More detailed information on fire safety engineering is contained in the ISO/TR 13387 series of documents (see Clause 2 and  to ) and in ISO 23932.
NOTE Further detailed aspects of FSE are covered in ISO 16730 , ISO/TS 16732 , ISO/TS 16733, ISO 16734 , ISO 16735 , ISO 16736 , ISO 16737  and ISO/TR 16738.
This basic safety publication is 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.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.