Codes & Standards - Purchase
CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60601-2-2-01
Scope and object
This clause of the General Standard applies except as follows:
This Particular Standard specifies requirements for the safety of HIGH FREQUENCY SURGICAL EQUIPMENT used in medical practice, as defined in 2.1.101 and hereinafter referred to as HF SURGICAL EQUIPMENT.
HF SURGICAL EQUIPMENT having a RATED OUTPUT POWER not exceeding 50 W (for example for micro-coagulation, or for use in dentistry or ophthalmology) is exempt from certain of the requirements of this Particular Standard. These exemptions are indicated in the relevant requirements.
The object of this Particular Standard is to establish particular requirements for the safety of HF SURGICAL EQUIPMENT.
1.3 Particular Standards
This Particular Standard amends and supplements a set of IEC publications consisting of
IEC 60601-1:1988, Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for safety
Amendment 1 (1991)
Amendment 2 (1995)
IEC 60601-1-1: 1992, Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General Requirements for safety - 1: Collateral Standard: Safety requirements for medical electrical systems
IEC 60601-1-2: 1993, Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General Requirements for safety - 2: Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements and tests
IEC 60601-1-4: 1996, Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for safety - 4: Collateral Standard: Programmable electrical medical systems
For brevity, IEC 60601-1 is referred to, in this Particular Standard, either as the General Standard or as the General Requirement(s), IEC 60601-1-1, IEC 60601-1-2, and IEC 60601-1-4 as the Collateral Standard(s).
The term this Standard covers the Particular Standard used together with the General Standard and any Collateral Standards.
The numbering of sections, clauses and subclauses of this Particular Standard corresponds to that of the General Standard. The changes to the text of the General Standard are specified by the use of the following words:
Replacement means that the clause or subclause of the General Standard is replaced completely by the text of this Particular Standard.
Addition means that the text of this Particular Standard is additional to the requirements of the General Standard.
Amendment means that the clause or subclause of the General Standard is amended as indicated by the text of this Particular Standard.
Subclauses or figures which are additional to those of the General Standard are numbered starting from 101, additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc., and additional items aa), bb), etc.
Clauses and subclauses for which there is a rationale are marked with an asterisk*. These rationales can be found in an informative annex AA. Annex AA should be used in determining the relevance of the requirements addressed but should never be used to establish additional test requirements.
Where there is no corresponding section, clause or subclause in this Particular Standard, the section, clause or subclause of the General Standard or Collateral Standards applies without modification. Where it is intended that any part of the General Standard or Collateral Standards, although possibly relevant, is not to be applied, a statement to that effect is given in this Particular Standard.
A requirement of this Particular Standard, replacing or modifying requirements of the General Standard or Collateral Standards, takes precedence over the corresponding General Requirement(s).