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A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

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A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.


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1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Principles
  4.1 Provision of instructions for use
       4.1.1 Instructions for use as part of the product
       4.1.2 Instructions for use and information provided before
              and after sale of products
       4.1.3 Instructions for use for possible dual-use products
  4.2 Minimizing risks
  4.3 Special target groups
  4.4 Special considerations
  4.5 Short-life products
  4.6 Considerations as to the nature of instructions for use
       4.6.1 General
       4.6.2 Location
       4.6.3 Means of communication and media
       4.6.4 Durability of instructions for use
       4.6.5 Availability of instructions for use
       4.6.6 User guidance systems
       4.6.7 User training
  4.7 Creating instructions for use
       4.7.1 Actuality and conformance
       4.7.2 Target group considerations
       4.7.3 Languages
5 Content of instructions for use
  5.1 General
  5.2 Identification and specification
  5.3 Modification of products
  5.4 Safety-related information
       5.4.1 Safety notes
       5.4.2 Warning messages
       5.4.3 Content of safety related information
       5.4.4 Safety related information in context
  5.5 Product compliance
  5.6 Importance of retaining instructions for use
  5.7 Preparing products for use
       5.7.1 Transportation and storage
       5.7.2 Installation
       5.7.3 Commissioning
  5.8 Operation of products
       5.8.1 General
       5.8.2 Normal operation
       5.8.3 Additional information for automatic and remote
              controlled products
       5.8.4 Indications of faults and warning device signals
       5.8.5 Exceptional functions/situations
       5.8.6 Fault detection for consumers
       5.8.7 Fault detection for maintenance staff or skilled
       5.8.8 Protection for persons
  5.9 Maintenance
       5.9.1 General
       5.9.2 Maintenance for consumers
       5.9.3 Maintenance and troubleshooting for maintenance
              staff or skilled technicians
  5.10 Supplied accessories, consumables and spare parts
       5.10.1 Supplied accessories
       5.10.2 Consumables
       5.10.3 Spare/replaceable parts
  5.11 Information on special tools, equipment and materials
       5.11.1 Special tools and equipment
       5.11.2 Materials (for systems requiring professional
              expertise to use)
  5.12 Information on repair and replacement of parts
  5.13 Handling of the product after it is no longer needed
       5.13.1 General
       5.13.2 Disassembly or destruction
       5.13.3 Recycling
       5.13.4 Disposal
  5.14 Table of contents, index and other lists, definitions, and
       presentation conventions
       5.14.1 Page numbering
       5.14.2 Table of contents
       5.14.3 Index
       5.14.4 Definition of technical terms
       5.14.5 Definition of symbols
       5.14.6 Explanation of presentation conventions
       5.14.7 List of controls
  5.15 Manual structure
6 Preparation of instructions for use
  6.1 Communication principles
       6.1.1 Continuously improved understanding
       6.1.2 Basic functions first
       6.1.3 Simple and brief
       6.1.4 Anticipating user questions
       6.1.5 Headings
       6.1.6 One sentence, one command
       6.1.7 One expression, one simple meaning
       6.1.8 Standardized signs and graphical symbols
       6.1.9 Ergonomic principles
       6.1.10 Keeping attention of readers
       6.1.11 Proof reading
  6.2 Legibility
       6.2.1 Print type and size
       6.2.2 Maximum brightness contrast
       6.2.3 Legibility standards
       6.2.4 Layout
       6.2.5 Instructions for use on surfaces of products or
  6.3 Illustration and graphic images
       6.3.1 Quality of pictures
       6.3.2 Graphic images supporting text
       6.3.3 Following sequence of operation
       6.3.4 Graphic image with captions
       6.3.5 One graphic image, one item of information
  6.4 Safety signs and graphical symbols
       6.4.1 Using safety signs and graphical symbols on the
              product and in instructions for use
       6.4.2 Explanation of graphical symbols for use on equipment
       6.4.3 Graphical symbols for diagram
       6.4.4 Legibility of graphical symbols
  6.5 Tables
  6.6 Charts and diagrams for product operations and maintenance
       by qualified persons
  6.7 Flow-charts and flow diagrams
  6.8 Electronic media, audio, video
  6.9 Bringing safety notices into prominence
       6.9.1 Making text conspicuous
       6.9.2 Making graphic images conspicuous
       6.9.3 Design of written warning notices
       6.9.4 Permanence and visibility
       6.9.5 Giving prominence to warnings
  6.10 Colours
       6.10.1 Consistency
       6.10.2 Colour perception considerations
  6.11 Explanation of visual and audible indications
       6.11.1 Application of indications
       6.11.2 Indication location and checking facilities
       6.11.3 List of indicating devices
7 Evaluation of compliance to this standard
  7.1 Claiming compliance to this standard
  7.2 Documentary evidence of evaluation
Annex A (Normative) Evaluation of instructions for use
      A.1 General
      A.2 Choice of methodologies for evaluation
      A.3 Desk research by experts
      A.4 Empirical evaluation
Annex B (Normative) Checklist for compliance and comments
Annex C (Informative) Checklist for communication effectiveness

BS EN 62079

British Standards Institution

ISO 15006:2011 Road vehicles — Ergonomic aspects of transport information and control systems — Specifications for in-vehicle auditory presentation
ISO 7010:2011 Graphical symbols Safety colours and safety signs Registered safety signs
IEC 60073:2002 Basic and safety principles for man-machine interface, marking and identification - Coding principles for indicators and actuators
ISO 3864-2:2016 Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs — Part 2: Design principles for product safety labels
ISO/IEC Guide 14:2003 Purchase information on goods and services intended for consumers
IEC 60204-1:2016 Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements
ISO 7731:2003 Ergonomics Danger signals for public and work areas Auditory danger signals
IEC 61346-1:1996 Industrial systems, installations and equipment and industrial products - Structuring principles and reference designations - Part 1: Basic rules
ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014 Safety aspects Guidelines for their inclusion in standards
ISO/IEC Guide 37:2012 Instructions for use of products by consumers
ISO 11429:1996 Ergonomics System of auditory and visual danger and information signals
ISO/IEC Guide 73:2002 Risk management Vocabulary Guidelines for use in standards
IEC 60529:1989+AMD1:1999+AMD2:2013 CSV Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
ISO 10628:1997 Flow diagrams for process plants General rules
IEC 60848:2013 GRAFCET specification language for sequential function charts
IEC 80416-1:2008 Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment - Part 1: Creation of graphical symbols for registration
ISO 3864-1:2011 Graphical symbols Safety colours and safety signs Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings
ISO/IEC Guide 71:2014 Guide for addressing accessibility in standards
ISO/TR 16352:2005 Road vehicles Ergonomic aspects of in-vehicle presentation for transport information and control systems Warning systems
ISO 11683:1997 Packaging — Tactile warnings of danger — Requirements
ISO 9000:2015 Quality management systems — Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO 3864-3:2012 Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs — Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs
IEC 61310-1:2007 Safety of machinery - Indication, marking and actuation - Part 1: Requirements for visual, acoustic and tactile signals
ISO 9241-300:2008 Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 300: Introduction to electronic visual display requirements
ISO 7000:2014 Graphical symbols for use on equipment Registered symbols
IEC PAS 62569-1:2009 Generic specification of information on products - Part 1: Principles and methods
ISO 9241-302:2008 Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 302: Terminology for electronic visual displays

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