Draft Details

Designation:CSA-C22.2 No. 60601-1-6
Source:CSA
Review start date:Feb 3, 2021
Review end date:Mar 5, 2021
Categories:Electrical
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
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Draft Scope/Description:

This International Standard specifies a PROCESS for a MANUFACTURER to analyse, specify, develop and evaluate the USABILITY, as it relates to BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT.

This USABILITY ENGINEERING PROCESS assesses and mitigates RISKS caused by USABILITY problems associated with CORRECT USE and USE ERRORS, i.e., NORMAL USE. It can be used to identify but does not assess or mitigate RISKS associated with ABNORMAL USE.

If the USABILITY ENGINEERING PROCESS detailed in this collateral standard has been complied with, then the USABILITY of ME EQUIPMENT as it relates to BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE is presumed to be acceptable, unless there is OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE to the contrary.

NOTE Such OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE can subsequently originate from POST-PRODUCTION surveillance.

201.1.1 *Scope

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This Standard applies to ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS that are intended to be installed or used in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

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