IEC 60601-1 Third Edition and Risk Management

19 September 2011

IEC 60601-1 is intended to serve as a tool in the risk management process. To that end, clause 4.2 specifies:

A risk management process according to ISO 14971 shall be performed. This means that certification to IEC 60601-1 is not possible without compliance with ISO 14971. However, certification to ISO 14971 is not required. A certificate for ISO 14971 is certainly a useful asset, but it does not exempt the safety test lab from having to verify compliance on a product basis (via the checklist in the CB Scheme Technical Report Form).

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