Philips Symbol Library

    Introduction to the Symbol Library


    This symbols library provides definitions for symbols that are used without accompanying text in the labeling for Philips medical devices.

    The entries are organized into categories on two pages:
     

    Controls

    Movement related
    Electricity and electronics

    Light and optics

    Miscellaneous

    Classification and identification of equipment

    Safety signs

    Transport, handling, and packaging

    Information and communication

    X-ray

    Medical instruments and blood processing

    Proprietary symbols - IGT Systems

    Patient monitoring

     

    References to international standards are in a brief form. The full references are below:
     

    IEC TR 60878:2015 (ed. 3.0), Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice

    IEC 60417:2002 DB, Graphical symbols for use on equipment

    ISO 7010:2011, Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs – Registered safety signs.

    ISO 7000:2014 (ed. 5.0), Graphical symbols for use on equipment -- Registered symbols 

    EN 50419:2006, Marking of electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with Article 11(2) of Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) 

    Controls

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 5007
    5007
    "ON" (power)
    To indicate connection to the mains, at least for mains switches or their positions, and all those cases where safety is involved
    • Note 1 – The meaning of this graphical symbol depends upon its orientation
    • Note 2 – See also symbol 5264
    IEC 60878 5008
    5008
    "OFF" (power)
    To indicate disconnection from the mains, at least for mains switches or their positions, and all those cases where safety is involved
    Note – See also symbol 5265
    IEC 60878 5009
    5009
    Stand-by
    To identify the switch or switch position by means of which part of the equipment is switched on in order to bring it into the stand-by condition
    IEC 60878 5104
    5104
    Start (of action)
    To identify the start button
    Note – See also symbols 5177 and 5639
    IEC 60878 5178
    5178
    Fast stop
    To identify the control by means of which for example a process, a programme, a tape is stopped without significant delay
    • Note 1 – This means stopping either by electrical or mechanical disconnection.
    • Note 2 – On audio video equipment, the symbol 5110B is preferred alternative and should be used in combination with any of the symbols 5107B, 5108B, 5111B and 5124B
    IEC 60878 5111A
    5111A
    Pause; interruption
    To identify the control or the indicator which stops operation intermittently and keeps the equipment in operating mode
    IEC 60878 5090
    5090
    Telephone; telephone adapter
    To identify the terminals to which a telephone adapter is to be connected, and to identify telephone booths
    IEC 60878 5004
    5004
    Variability
    To identify the control device by means of which a quantity is controlled. The controlled quantity increases with the figure width
    Note 1 – Only the linear version is given since the radius of the base of the curved version depends on the diameter of the control concerned. The curved version is shown in ISO 7000-1364
    IEC 60878 5495
    5495
    Return to an initial state
    To identify the control which returns a device to its initial state
    IEC 60878 5503
    5503
    General cancel
    To identify the control to cancel any of the services previously activated
    IEC 60417-6334A
    6334A
    Selection; affirmative acknowledgement; success; ACK
    To identify the control to acknowledge affirmatively and to indicate the status of acknowledgement, or to indicate the successful status.
    IEC 60878 1326
    1326
    Acknowledged
    To identify the control for Acknowledged
    IEC 60878 0794
    0794
    Input; Entrance
    To identify an entrance, for example, exhaust gas entry
    for measurement (for example of CO- value).
    IEC 60878 0795
    0795
    Output; Exit
    To identify an exit, for example of an hydraulic pump.
    IEC 60878 5264
    5264
    Power On
    Powers part of the system on.
    IEC 60878 5265
    5265
    Power Off
    Powers the system off.
    IEC 60878 5266
    5265
    Stand-by or preparatory state for a part of equipment
    To indicate the stand-by or preparatory state for a part of equipment, if the symbol 5009 cannot be used, for example, to identify the "STAND-BY" position of a switch.

    Movement Related

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 5739
    5739
    Alignment of the target position
    To identify the control or the indicator to align the target position, for example on lithotripsy equipment to adjust the focal region
    IEC 60878 5110A
    5110A
    Stop
    To identify the control or the indicator to stop the active function

    Electricity and electronics

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 5005
    5005
    Plus; positive polarity
    To identify the positive terminal(s) of equipment which is used with, or generates direct current
    Note – The meaning of this graphical symbol depends upon its orientation.
    IEC 60878 5006
    5006
    Minus; negative polarity
    To identify the negative terminal(s) of equipment which is used with, or generates direct current
    Note – The meaning of this graphical symbol depends upon its orientation.
    IEC 60878 5031
    5031
    Direct current
    To indicate on the rating plate that the equipment is suitable for direct current only; to identify relevant terminals
    IEC 60878 5021
    5021
    Equipotentiality
    To identify the terminals which, when connected together, bring the various parts of an equipment or of a system to the same potential, not necessarily being the earth (ground) potential, e.g. for local bonding.
    IEC 60878 5035
    5035
    Output
    To identify an output terminal when it is necessary to distinguish between inputs and outputs
    IEC 60878 5448
    5448
    Input/Output
    To identify a combined input/output connector or mode
    IEC 60878 5134
    5134
    Electrostatic sensitive devices
    To indicate packages containing electrostatic sensitive devices, or to identify a device or a connector that has not been tested for immunity to electrostatic discharge
    IEC 60878 5140
    5140
    Non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation
    To indicate generally elevated, potentially hazardous, levels of non-ionizing radiation, or to indicate equipment or systems e.g. in the medical electrical area that include RF transmitters or that intentionally apply RF electromagnetic energy for diagnosis or treatment
    IEC 60878 5034
    5034
    Input
    To identify an input terminal when it is necessary to distinguish between inputs and outputs.

    Light and optics

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 5012
    5012
    Lamp; lighting; illumination
    To identify switches which control light sources, e.g. room lighting, lamp of a film projector, dial illumination of a device

    Miscellaneous

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 0089
    0089
    Ventilating fan; air-circulating fan
    To identify the control which activates the fan and circulates air at a speed selected by the user. To indicate the operational status of the fan function
    IEC 60878 1641
    1641
    Operator's manual; operating instructions
    To identify the location where the operator's manual is stored or to identify information that relates to the operating instructions. To indicate that the operating instructions should be considered when operating the device or control close to where the symbol is placed. In the case of application as a safety sign the rules according to ISO 3864-1 shall be adhered to
    ISO 7000-2024
    2024
    Clear screen
    To identify the control for removing the visual representation displayed on the screen
    ISO 7000-2026
    2026
    Help
    To identify the control to request information about objects or functions

    Classification and identification of equipment

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 5336
    5336
    Defibrillation-proof type CF applied part
    To identify a defibrillation-proof type CF applied part complying with IEC 60601-1

    Safety Signs

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    ISO 7010-P007 
    ISO 7010-P007
    No access for people with active implanted cardiac devices
    To prohibit people with active implanted cardiac devices from entering a designated area
    ISO 7010-P008
    ISO 7010-P008
    No metallic articles or watches
    To prohibit metallic articles or watches
    ISO 7010-P012
    ISO 7010-P012
    No heavy load
    To prohibit the placing of heavy objects on a surface
    ISO 7010-P013
    ISO 7010-PO13
    No activated mobile phones
    To prohibit activated mobile phones.
    ISO 7010-P014 
    ISO 7010-PO14
    No access for people with metallic implants
    To prohibit access of people with metallic implants
    ISO 7010-W001
    ISO 7010-W001
    General warning sign
    To signify a general warning
    ISO 7010-W005
    ISO 7010-W005
    Warning; Non-ionizing radiation
    To warn of non-ionizing radiation
    ISO 7010-W006
    ISO 7010-W006
    Warning; Magnetic field
    To warn of a magnetic field. Volcano
    ISO 7010-W024
    ISO 7010-W024
    Warning; Crushing of hands
    To warn of a closing motion of mechanical parts of equipment
    ISO 7010-W027
    ISO 7010-W027
    Warning; Optical radiation
    To warn of optical radiation
    62570-7.3.2
    62570-7.3.2
    MR Conditional
    To identify an item which poses no unacceptable risks within defined conditions to the patient, medical staff or other persons within the MR environment
    ISO 7010-M002
    ISO 7010-M002
    Refer to instruction manual/booklet
    To signify that the instruction manual/ booklet must be read
    ISO 7010-M003
    ISO 7010-M003
    Wear ear protection
    To signify that ear protection must be worn
    IEC 60878 5307
    IEC 60878 5307
    ALARM CONDITION
    To indicate an ALARM CONDITION.
    IEC 60878 5319
    IEC 60878 5319
    ALARM OFF
    To identify the control for ALARM OFF or to indicate that the ALARM SYSTEM is in the ALARM OFF state.
    IEC 60878 5319A
    IEC 60878 5319A
    ALARM PAUSED
    To identify the control for ALARM PAUSED or to indicate that the ALARM SYSTEM is in the ALARM PAUSED state.
    IEC 60878 5576-1
    IEC 60878 5576-1
    ACKNOWLEDGED, indefinitely
    To indicate that an ALARM CONDITION is in the ACKNOWLEDGED state for an indefinite period.
    IEC 60878 5576-2
    IEC 60878 5576-2
    AUDIO PAUSED
    To identify the control for AUDIO PAUSED or to indicate that an auditory ALARM SYSTEM is in the AUDIO PAUSED state.
    IEC 60878 5576-3
    IEC 60878 5576-3
    ACKNOWLEDGED
    To indicate that an ALARM CONDITION is in the ACKNOWLEDGED state until a time interval has elapsed.
    IEC 60878 62570-7.3.1-1
    IEC 60878 62570-7.3.1-1
    MR Safe
    To identify an item which poses no unacceptable risks to the patient, medical staff or other persons within the MR environment.
    IEC 60878 62570-7.3.1-2
    IEC 60878 62570-7.3.1-2
    MR Safe
    To identify an item which poses no unacceptable risks within defined conditions to the patient, medical staff or other persons within the MR environment.
    To identify an item which poses no unacceptable risks to the patient, medical staff or other persons within the MR environment.

    Transport, handling, and packaging

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 0632
    0632
    Temperature limit
    To identify the temperature limits, for example on transport packaging to indicate limits within which the package has to be kept and handled. The temperature values may be shown adjacent to the symbol
    To identify the temperature limits, for example on transport packaging to indicate limits within which the package has to be kept and handled. The temperature values may be shown adjacent to the symbol
    IEC 60878 2620
    2620
    Humidity limitation
    To indicate the acceptable upper and lower limits of relative humidity for transport and storage
    IEC 60878 2621
    2621
    Atmospheric pressure limitation
    To indicate the acceptable upper and lower limits of atmospheric pressure for transport and storage
    IEC 60878 2497
    2497
    Date of manufacture
    To indicate the date on which a product was manufactured. The date can be a year, year and month, or year, month, day. The date shall be placed adjacent to the symbol. The date may for example be given as follows: 1996-06-12
    IEC 60878 3082
    3082
    Manufacturer
    To identify the manufacturer of a product. This symbol shall be used filled in all applications to differentiate it from ISO 7000-2497
    IEC 60878 15223-1.5.1.2
    15223-1.5.1.2
    Authorised Representative in the European Community
    Indicates the Authorised Representative in the European Community
    IEC 60878 2493 
    2493
    Catalogue number
    To identify the manufacturer’s catalogue number, for example on a medical device or the corresponding packaging. The catalogue number shall be placed adjacent to the symbol
    IEC 60878 2498
    2498
    Serial number
    To identify the manufacturer’s serial number, for example on a medical device or its packaging. The serial number shall be placed adjacent to the symbol
    IEC 60878 1135
    1135
    General symbol for recovery/recyclable
    To indicate that the marked item or its material is part of a recovery or recycling process
    IEC 60878 0533
    0533
    Upper limit of temperature
    Indicates the upper limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed. The upper limit of temperature shall be indicated adjacent to the upper horizontal line.
    IEC 60878 0534
    0534
    Lower limit of temperature
    Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed. The lower limit of temperature shall be indicated adjacent to the lower horizontal line.
    IEC 60878 0615
    0615
    Protect from heat and radioactive sources
    Indicates a medical device that needs protection from heat and radioactive sources.
    IEC 60878 0624
    0624
    Keep away from sunlight
    Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources or heat.
    IEC 60878 0626
    0626
    Keep away from rain
    Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.
    IEC 60878 1051
    1051
    Do not re-use
    Indicates a medical device that is intended for one use or for use on a single patient during a single procedure.
    IEC 60878 2492
    2492
    Batch code
    To identify the manufacturer's batch or lot code, for example on a medical device or the corresponding packaging. The code shall be placed adjacent to the symbol.
    IEC 60878 2499
    2499
    Sterile
    Indicates a medical device that has been subjected to a sterilization process.
    IEC 60878 2500
    2500
    Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques
    Indicates a medical device that has been manufactured using accepted aseptic techniques.
    IEC 60878 2501
    2501
    Sterilized using ethylene oxide
    Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using ethylene oxide.
    IEC 60878 2502
    2502
    Sterilized using irradiation
    Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using irradiation.
    IEC 60878 2503
    2503
    Sterilized using steam or dry heat
    Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using steam or dry heat.
    IEC 60878 2607
    2607
    Use by date
    On packaging. To indicate that the device should not be used after the date accompanying the symbol, for example on a medical device or its packaging. The expiration date can be a year, year and month, or year, month, day. The date shall be shown adjacent to the symbol. The date may for example be given as follows: 1997-06-12.
    IEC 60878 0621
    0621
    Fragile
    Handle with care. Indicates a medical device that can be broken or damaged if not handled carefully.
    EN 50419
    50419
    Crossed-out wheeled bin
    Marking of EEE (electrical and electronic equipment). Follow local requirements for proper disposal.

    Information and communication

    Reference
    Symbol
    Name
    Definition
    Note
    IEC 60878 5077
    5077
    Headphones
    To identify the socket, terminals or switch for headphones
    IEC 60878 5211
    5211
    Listen
    To indicate a "listen" facility
    IEC 60878 5210
    5210
    Speak
    To identify the speak mode
    IEC 60878 5182
    5182
    Sound; audio
    To identify controls or terminals related to audio signals
    IEC 60878 5072
    5072
    Balance
    To identify the balance control
    IEC 60878 5013
    5013
    Bell
    To identify switches which operate bells, e.g. a door bell
    IEC 60878 5576
    5576
    Audio Off
    To identify the control for Audio Off or to indicate that the Alarm System is in the Audio Off state.