EN 60601-2-46

Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-46: Particular requirements for the safety of operating tables


This product standard of the DIN EN 60601-1 (VDE 0750-1) standard series specifies safety requirements for operating tables, whether or not having electrical parts, including transporters, used for the transportation of the table top to or from the base or pedestal of an operating table with detachable table top. It does not apply to dental patient chairs, examination chairs and couches, patient-supporting systems of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, operating table heating blankets, patient transfer equipment, delivery tables and beds, medical beds, field tables. If operating tables will be used in combination with diagnostic and/or therapeutic devices, the relevant requirements of each particular standard have to be considered. The responsible committee is Subcommittee UK 812.9 “Patientenlagerungseinrichtungen” (“Patient positioning devices”) of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.