This part of IEC 60364 applies to electrical installations with regard to measures for the
protection of persons, livestock and property against
– thermal effects, combustion or degradation of materials, and risk of burns caused by
– flames in case of a fire hazard being propagated from electrical installations to other fire
compartments segregated by barriers which are in the vicinity, and
– the impairment of the safe functioning of electrical equipment including safety services.
NOTE 1 For protection against thermal effects, national statutory requirements may be applicable.
NOTE 2 Protection against overcurrent is dealt with in IEC 60364-4-43.