Part 4-41 of IEC 60364 specifies essential requirements regarding protection against electric
shock, including basic protection (protection against direct contact) and fault protection
(protection against indirect contact) of persons and livestock. It deals also with the application
and co-ordination of these requirements in relation to external influences.
Requirements are also given for the application of additional protection in certain cases.
410.2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.
For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition
of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60364-5-52, Electrical installations of buildings – Part 5-52: Selection and erection of
electrical equipment – Wiring systems 1)
IEC 60364-5-54, Electrical installations of buildings – Part 5-54: Selection and erection of
electrical equipment – Earthing arrangements, protective conductors and protective bonding
IEC 60364-6, Low-voltage electrical installations – Part 6: Verification 2)
IEC 60439-1, Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies – Part 1: Type-tested and
partially type-tested assemblies
IEC 60449, Voltage bands for electrical installations of buildings
IEC 60614 (all parts), Conduits for electrical installations – Specification
IEC 61084 (all parts), Cable trunking and ducting systems for electrical installations
IEC 61140, Protection against electric shock – Common aspects for installation and equipment
IEC 61386 (all parts), Conduit systems for electrical installations
IEC 61558-2-6, Safety of power transformers, power supply units and similar – Part 2-6:
Particular requirements for safety isolating transformers for general use
IEC Guide 104, The preparation of safety publications and the use of basic safety publications and group safety publications
410.3 General requirements