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AS NZS 4334-1995 Graphic symbols for use on medical electrical equipment

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									                                                                                                                                 AS/NZS 4334:1995
                                                                                                                                 BS 7139:1989




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                                                                                           Graphic symbols for use on
                                                                                           medical electrical equipment

                                                                                           [BS title: Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical
                                                                                           practice]
                                                                                           AS/NZS 4334:1995

                                                                                           This Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard was prepared by Joint Technical
                                                                                           Committee HT/15, Medical Electrical Equipment — General Safety Aspects. It was
                                                                                           approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 31 July 1995 and on behalf
                                                                                           of the Council of Standards New Zealand on 11 September 1995. It was published on
                                                                                           5 November 1995.




                                                                                           The following interests are represented on Committee HT/15:

                                                                                           Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
                                                                                           Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
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                                                                                           Australian Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
                                                                                           Australian Private Hospitals Association
                                                                                           Canterbury Health, New Zealand
                                                                                           Department of Defence, Australia
                                                                                           Department of Health, N.S.W.
                                                                                           Department of Health, W.A.
                                                                                           Department of Human Services and Health, Australia
                                                                                           Department of Veterans Affairs, Australia
                                                                                           Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Australia
                                                                                           Medical Industry Association of Australia
                                                                                           Ministry of Commerce, New Zealand
                                                                                           Monash Medical Centre, Vic.
                                                                                           Public Works Department, N.S.W.
                                                                                           Queensland Health
                                                                                           Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
                                                                                           Wellington Area Health Board, New Zealand




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                                                                                                      This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 95077.
                                                                                                                         AS/NZS 4334:1995




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                                                                                           Graphic symbols for use on
                                                                                           medical electrical equipment




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                                                                                           STANDARDS AUSTRALIA
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                                                                                           STANDARDS NEW ZEALAND
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                                                                                                                                ISBN 0 7337 0033 0
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                                                                                                                                                        PREFACE


                                                                                           This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee HT/15 on
                                                                                           Medical Electrical Equipment — General Safety Aspects. It is issued as a Joint Standard under the terms of the
                                                                                           Active Cooperation Agreement between Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand with the objective of
                                                                                           reducing technical barriers between the two nations.

                                                                                           It is identical with and has been reproduced from BS 7139:1989 Guide to graphical symbols for use on medical
                                                                                           electrical equipment, which in turn is identical with IEC 878 (1988) Graphical symbols for electrical equipment
                                                                                           in medical practice, but omits the intermingled French text.

                                                                                           BS 7139 and IEC 878 represent the most comprehensive compilation of medical graphical symbols available and
                                                                                           is published by Committee HT/15 for that reason.

                                                                                           As this Standard is reproduced from an International Standard, the following applies:
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                                                                                           (a) Its number appears on the cover and title page, while the International Standard number appears only on
                                                                                               the cover.

                                                                                           (b) In the source text, ‘this International Standard’ should read ‘this Australian/New Zealand Standard’.

                                                                                           (c) A full point substitutes for a comma when referring to a decimal marker.

                                                                                           References to International Standards should be replaced by equivalent Australian, New Zealand or
                                                                                           Australian/New Zealand Standards, as follows:

                                                                                           Reference to International Standard                                     Australian/New Zealand Standard

                                                                                           BS                                                                      AS/NZS
                                                                                           7139         Guide to graphical symbols for use on                      —
                                                                                                        medical electrical equipment

                                                                                           IEC
                                                                                           417          Graphical symbols for use on equipment.                    —
                                                                                                        Index, survey and compilation of the
                                                                                                        single sheets

                                                                                           ISO
                                                                                           7000         Graphical symbols for use                       on         —
                                                                                                        equipment— Index and synopsis




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                                                                                                                                    CONTENTS


                                                                                                                                                                 Page



                                                                                           INTRODUCTION                                                            1

                                                                                           Clause
                                                                                           1.   Scope and object                                                   1
                                                                                           2.   General                                                            1



                                                                                                                        SECTION ONE — GENERAL SYMBOLS
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                                                                                           3.   Alphabetical index                                                 2
                                                                                           4.   Numerical index                                                    3
                                                                                           5.   Compilation                                                        5



                                                                                                                     SECTION TWO — SYMBOLS   TO IDENTIFY THE
                                                                                                                          CLASSIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT


                                                                                           6.   Alphabetical index                                                 16
                                                                                           7.   Numerical index                                                    17
                                                                                           8.   Compilation                                                        19



                                                                                                                       SECTION THREE — SAFETY          SYMBOLS


                                                                                           9. Alphabetical index                                                   21
                                                                                           10. Numerical index                                                     22
                                                                                           11. Compilation                                                         24



                                                                                                                      SECTION FOUR — SPECIALIZED SYMBOLS
                                                                                                                       FOR IONIZING RADIATION EQUIPMENT


                                                                                           12. Alphabetical index                                                  25
                                                                                           13. Numerical index                                                     26
                                                                                           14. Compilation                                                         30




                                                                                                                        First published as AS/NZS 4334:1995.
                                                                                                                        Incorporating:
                                                                                                                        Amdt 1 — 1996
                                                                                                                                                iv

                                                                                                                                                                                         Page

                                                                                                                        SECTION FIVE — SPECIALIZED
                                                                                                                                                 SYMBOLS FOR DISPLAY,
                                                                                                                                 COMMUNICATION AND RECORDING


                                                                                           15. Alphabetical index                                                                          39
                                                                                           16. Numerical index                                                                             39
                                                                                           17. Compilation                                                                                 41

                                                                                           National appendices

                                                                                           A. Correspondence with the graphical symbols that have been selected from BS 6217 (IEC 417)     47
                                                                                           B. Correspondence with the graphical symbols that have been selected from ISO 7000.             48
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                                                                                           AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND STANDARD

                                                                                           Graphic symbols for use on medical electrical equipment


                                                                                           INTRODUCTION


                                                                                           This IEC Publication 878, “Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice”, is divided into five
                                                                                           sections, as follows:

                                                                                           Section   One:     General symbols.
                                                                                           Section   Two:     Symbols to identify the classification of equipment
                                                                                           Section   Three:   Safety symbols.
                                                                                           Section   Four:    Specialized symbols for ionizing radiation equipment.
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                                                                                           Section   Five:    Specialized symbols for display, communication and recording.

                                                                                           Other introductory remarks will be found in Clause 2.

                                                                                           1.   Scope and object

                                                                                           This report provides a list, for easy reference, of graphical symbols for medical electrical equipment.

                                                                                           2.   General

                                                                                           This report identifies those symbols already published in IEC Publication 417 or in ISO Standard 7000. A
                                                                                           reference to the relevant symbol number is given.

                                                                                           Some symbols essential for compliance with the standards issued by IEC Technical Committee No. 62 or its
                                                                                           Sub-Committees are also listed.

                                                                                           Many of the symbols listed in this report have already been used for several years on equipment and will be
                                                                                           familiar to experts in that particular field; the meaning of others will become clear when viewed in context on
                                                                                           the equipment itself, but it must be appreciated that it is impossible to make self-evident the meaning of all
                                                                                           symbols on complex equipment.

                                                                                           However, it is to be noted that the meaning of all symbols used on equipment shall be explained in the
                                                                                           accompanying documents to the equipment.

                                                                                           The symbols listed in this report are intended to be displayed on equipment used in medical practice. They are
                                                                                           not necessarily associated with graphical symbols used on drawings.



                                                                                           For symbol requirements not met by this report, refer in the first instance to published IEC or ISO symbols. Note
                                                                                           that, where necessary, two or more symbols or symbol elements may be grouped together to convey a particular
                                                                                           meaning and, provided that the essential communicative characteristics of the basic symbol are maintained, some
                                                                                           latitude in graphic design is permissible.



                                                                                           The symbols are grouped in sections for ease of reference (see Introduction).



                                                                                           The safety symbols in Section Three may be used to form safety signs according to local regulations, for
                                                                                           example in a yellow triangle.


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