The aim of the following thesis is to present the safety standard IEC 62368-1 which uses a new HBSE (Hazard – Based Saftey Engineering) approach to deal with hazards and to ensure safety against them. We focused on the presentation of the three block model which presents a new concept of recognizing danger and demands adequate safeguards, in order to achieve acceptable level of safety for the specific kind of person. We also summarized all existing hazards that the standard defines in its scope. On the basis of standard requirement, we prepared a concept of measurement sheets which serves as an accessory and basis for the record of measurement results when testing the equipment. At the same time we evaluated the requirements of the standard, whether they are clearly defined and current for the equipments we meet and deal with in our everyday lives.
We came to conclusion that the standard presents new guidelines for understanding and classification of hazards and at the same time ensures safety against them. The requirements of the standard are based on the performance based criteria, but they still allow the prescriptive construction criteria as a proof for compliance test. The first method enables greater flexibility when developing the equipment, which means that it does not hinder the development of the new technology and inovations, thus being one of the main goals of the tehnical comittee IEC TC 108, which was in charge for the development of the standard mentioned.
The objective of the standard IEC 62368-1 is to fill the gap that was made due to fast development of multimedia technology, since the existing safety standards were not able to follow these changes.