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IEC/IEEE 82079-1 is the most important standard for technical communication. Read more about the recently revised horizontal standard here.


IEC/IEEE 82079-1 is the most important standard for the preparation of all types of usage information – from a tin of paint to very complex products such as large-scale industrial machinery.
Over four years, the standard has been comprehensively revised and updated under the leadership of IEC, in collaboration with ISO and IEEE. The three international standards organizations have combined their expertise to jointly develop the standard. IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Ed.2 covers information for use of all products within the scope of these organizations, and it applies to both electrotechnical and non-electrotechnical products as well as for software. The standard is an inter-organizational consensus of principles and general requirements for the preparation of information for use for all types of products and for different target audiences - from non-skilled persons like unqualified consumers to skilled persons like professionals.

The revised version was published in May 2019 under the new title "IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Ed.2 Preparation of information for use (instructions for use) of products - Part 1: Principles and general requirements". In April 2020 the standard was adopted by CENELEC as EN/IEC/IEEE 82079-1 and then published by the national standardization bodies. 

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This page has links to:

  • All articles that have already been published on this subject on our news site
  • The articles that have been published in the professional journal ‘technische kommunikation’ (German language)
  • Existing webinars and presentation slides from tcworld conferences

You will additionally receive an overview of upcoming events by the country organizations and regional groups on this topic and on presentations as part of the 2019 tcworld conference.


Dr. Claudia Klumpp

Finally, after more than four years – the revision of IEC 82079-1 has been completed. A large, international standardization project with the participation of tekom is coming to an end. As a member of the international working group and later also as its convener, I really can claim to have been involved … Continue reading

All webinars are free of charge for tekom members. Past webinars can be accessed in the library at any time.

Dr. Claudia Klumpp
Upcoming new edition of IEC / IEEE 82079-1: Requirements for information for use and information management process
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Dr. Claudia Klumpp
Whats new? The IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Revised: What You Should Know about the Upcoming New Version




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