60601-1 - Tilt testing - Tensile safety factor

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Hi all,

I'm working on a device that is basically a trolley with a head mounted device (it doesn't support the patient) attached with a glorified monitor arm, now it's clear all the tilt testing etc applies in the worst case. However under - 9.8 mechanical hazards associated with support systems it talks about tensile safety factor - is this

a) purely the strength of the support arm and the materials it is made from.
b) the above and also not tipping over.

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Would be just the strength, not tipping. There's nothing in the compliance statement that mentions tilt, and also it would not be practical either, noting that safety factors can go up to 12
 
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