IEVref:903-03-04ID: 903-03-04
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: touchable surface
Synonym1: accessible surface
Definition: surface defined as touchable (or accessible) in the end-product standard, taking into account the intended installation of the equipment and surfaces within arm’s reach, other than:

Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1 for examples of the types of surfaces that may be encountered.


Figure 1 – Identification of the touchable parts of equipment (cross-hatched area)

Note 2 to entry: The equipment has to be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This means that an oven intended for building-in should be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions before identification of the touchable surfaces.

Publication date:2013-06
SourceIEC Guide 117:2010, 3.9, modified – The term and definition have been specified in the singular. The text "(in some standards, accessible surfaces or accessible parts)" has been deleted and the synonym "accessible surface" has been specified in the appropriate field.
Internal notes:2013-08-15: In the source, "fields" corrected to "field". JGO
2017-08-31: Added </li> tags. LMO
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Domain1:Risk assessment
Domain2:Hot surfaces of electrical equipment