IEEE/IEC 82079-1-2019 - IEEE/IEC International Standard for Preparation of information for use (instructions for use) of products - Part 1: Principles and general requirements
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This part of 82079 International Standard provides principles and general requirements for information for the use of products. Information for use is: necessary for the safe use of a product; helpful for the efficient and effective use of a product; and often necessary to fulfill market, legal, and regulatory obligations. Information for use of products applies to phases of the product life cycle such as transport, assembly, installation, commissioning, operation, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, decommissioning, and disposal, and the appropriate tasks performed by skilled and unskilled persons. This document provides the common and fundamental aspects serving as the binding and generic framework for prospective additional parts of this document. This document applies to information for use whether provided as electronic or printed information products. This document is intended for use by all parties responsible for or involved in the conceptualization, creation, maintenance, translation, localization, integration of content, production, provision and evaluation, acquisition and supply of information for use. The aim of this document is to provide these parties with the common and fundamental basis for developing information for use of supported products of the required quality. This document is intended to be applied and referenced in product-specific standards, including those that specify the content of information for use of those products, for example, IEC 60335 for all parts for household electrical products, ISO 20607* for machinery, and ISO/IEC 26514 for systems and software. It is intended as a basis to elaborate product specific requirements for target audiences or product information. * Under preparation. Stage at the time of publication: ISO/DIS 20607:2018. This horizontal standard is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 108. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of horizontal standards in the preparation of its publications. The contents of this horizontal standard will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.
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