EN ISO 11810-1:2009

Lasers and laser-related equipment - Test method and classification for the laser resistance of surgical drapes and/or patient protective covers - Part 1: Primary ignition and penetration (ISO 11810-1:2005) EN ISO 11810-1:2009

Publication date:   Aug 20, 2010

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 23, 2015


CEN/TC 123 Lasers and photonics

European Norm

11.040.30   Surgical instruments and materials | 13.340.99   Other protective equipment | 31.260   Optoelectronics. Laser equipment



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ISO 11810-1:2005 is applicable to disposable and reusable, as well as woven and non-woven materials used as surgical drapes and other patient protective covers which claim to be laser resistant.
The purpose of ISO 11810-1:2005 is to provide a standardized method for testing and classifying surgical drapes and other patient protective covers with respect to laser-induced hazards. An appropriate classification system is given. It is not the purpose of ISO 11810-1:2005 to serve as a general fire safety specification, and as such, this standard does not cover other sources of ignition. It also does not cover the issue of laser-induced secondary ignition.
All materials reflect portions of the beam and it is necessary for the user to decide whether specular reflectance may be a hazard. This measurement, however, is not covered in ISO 11810-1:2005.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Medical devices


Directive 2007/47/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of 5 September 2007 amending Council Directive 90/385/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to active implantable medical devices, Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices and Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market

Life cycle


EN ISO 11810-1:2005


EN ISO 11810-1:2009
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 23, 2015


EN ISO 11810:2015


Adopted from ISO 11810-1:2005 IDENTICAL