• EN 62079 : 2001

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    PREPARATION OF INSTRUCTIONS - STRUCTURING, CONTENT AND PRESENTATION

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    Superseded date:  01-09-2012

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    Published date:  23-04-2001

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    FOREWORD
    INTRODUCTION
    Clause
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Definitions
    4 Principles
      4.1 Instructions are part of the product
      4.2 Minimizing risks
      4.3 Special handling
      4.4 Special target groups
      4.5 Short-life products
      4.6 Considerations as to the nature of
          instructions
      4.7 Creating instructions
    5 Content of instructions
      5.1 General
      5.2 Identification and specification of the
           product, general warnings
      5.3 Identification of instruction documents
      5.4 Modification of products
      5.5 Safety notes
      5.6 Intended environment
      5.7 Declaration of conformity
      5.8 How to use the instruction materials
      5.9 Preparing the product for use
      5.10 Operating instructions
      5.11 Maintenance instructions
      5.12 List of spare parts
      5.13 Instructions for special tools, equipment
           and materials
      5.14 Instructions for repair and replacement of
           parts
      5.15 Taking the product out of operation
           (decommissioning)
      5.16 Table of contents, index and other lists,
           definitions, and meta-syntax
    6 Presentation of instructions
      6.1 Communication principles
      6.2 Legibility
      6.3 Illustrations
      6.4 Graphical symbols
      6.5 Tables
      6.6 Charts and diagrams
      6.7 Flow-charts and flow diagrams
      6.8 Electronic media, audio, video
      6.9 Bringing warning notices into prominence
      6.10 Colours and colour coding
      6.11 Explanation of visual and audible indications
    Annex A (informative) Assessment of instructions
            for use
    Annex B (informative) Compliance checklist; technical
            review
    Annex C (informative) Evaluation checklist;
            presentation review
    Annex D (informative) Example of a table of contents
            of a user manual
    Bibliography

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    Gives general principles and detailed requirements for the design and formulation of all types of instructions that will be necessary or helpful for products of all types ranging from small, simple ones, such as a tin of paint, to large or highly complex ones, such as a large industrial installation.

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    Committee SR 3
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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