Draft. Expected publication date is 01.2022
This part of IEC 60050 gives the f undamental terms and definitions concerning earthing and
protection against electric shock. This new edition reviews and complements the previous one.
It has the status of a horizontal publication in accordance with IEC Guide 108, Guidelines for
ensuring the coherence of IEC publications – Horizontal functions, horizontal publications and
This terminology is consistent with the terminology developed in the other specialized parts of
This horizontal publication is primarily intended f or use by technical committees in the
preparation of IEC publications 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 publications in the preparation of its publications.