General Overview and Philosophy of IEC 60601


Build a foundational understanding of how the IEC 60601-1 standard mitigates shock, mechanical, radiation, fire and other hazards and learn how the risk of each of the identified hazards is determined and reduced.

This module is included in the Designing for Compliance to IEC 60601-1 3rd Ed. eLearning bundle. Click here to access the full bundle.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Examine the types of potential hazards described in IEC 60601
  • Define the basic protection requirement of 60601 and provide examples
  • Identify how the risk of hazards are determined and reduced
  • Define normal and single fault conditions
  • Locate requirements for normal and single fault conditions in the standard


Learning objectives will be measured by knowledge check questions throughout and a final case study.

Target Audience

  • Product safety engineers
  • Compliance engineers
  • Product designers
  • Regulatory approval staff
  • Production support engineers
  • Quality assurance staff
  • Technical marketing professions

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 0.1 IACET CEUs; contact your local jurisdiction for CEU recognition.
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 45 minutes $180.00

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