The IEC 60601-1 medical standard requires affected devices and their components with the maximum level of protection from electrical shock. In order to reduce risks from electrical shock to a minimum, manufacturers must integrate two means of protection in their products. For this purpose, they can either implement two separate measures or apply a single measure twice. Overall the specified protection level 2 MOPP (means of patient protection) or 2 MOOP (means of operator protection) must be obtained. In addition, manufacturers must introduce a management process in which they not only investigate all protection-relevant aspects, but also document the results in detail.

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