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Publication announcements

Just published

AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Draft for comment (8)

      • DR AS/NZS 2290.3:2018 Amd 1:2019, Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 2290.3:2018 - Electrical equipment for coal mines - Introduction, inspection and maintenance - Part 3: Gas detecting and monitoring equipment

        Comments are invited until 18/06/2019

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      • DR SA/SNZ TS ISO 19139.1:2019 Geographic information - XML schema implementation - Part 1: Encoding rules

        Comments are invited until 28/05/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 5263.1.2:2019, Gas appliances, Part 1.2: Gas fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating

        Comments are invited until 12/06/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 19112:2019 Geographic information — Spatial referencing by geographic identifiers

        Comments are invited until 20/05/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4671:2019 Steel for the reinforcement of concrete

        Comments are invited until 31/05/2019

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      • DZ 15418 NZS ISO/IEC 15418:2019 Information technology – Automatic identification and data capture techniques – GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance

        Comments are invited until 14/05/2019

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      • DZ 15459.1 NZS ISO/IEC 15459.1:2019 Information technology – Automatic identification and data capture techniques – Unique identification – Part 1: Individual transport units

        Comments are invited until 14/05/2019

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      • DZ 15459.2 NZS ISO/IEC 15459.2:2019 Information technology – Automatic identification and data capture techniques – Unique identification – Part 2: Registration procedures

        Comments are invited until 14/05/2019

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  • Standards Published (1)

      • AS/NZS 2293.2:2019 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings - Part 2: Routine service and maintenance

        Establishes the performance criteria for the routine service and maintenance of emergency lighting and exit sign systems, such that they continue to safeguard occupants from injury until the next scheduled activity by having adequate emergency lighting and identification of exits, and provide direction to exits in accordance with the approved design.
        Supersedes AS/NZS 2293.2:1995

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (1)

      • AS/NZS 2293.2:1995 Emergency evacuation lighting for buildings – Part 2: Inspection and maintenance

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2293.2:2019

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Latest articles

  • Electrical Standard amendment bridges gap for aviation industry

    Section 6 of NZS 6114 has been amended, providing the New Zealand civilian and military aviation industries with a Standard covering the design and repair of aviation-related electrical systems in the airport environment, including the aircraft, airstairs, GPU, hangar and workbench.

    The update clarifies and gives guidance on a common method for the safe supply of electricity to installations, facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequencies in the aviation environment.

  • Proposals to withdraw health standards

    It’s important that standards in the health sector are valid and up to date. However, many standards in this sector were written over 10 years ago and some are 15 years old or older. We want to check with stakeholders in the health sector about what to do with 24 such standards. They cover subjects such as health and disability services, mental health sector auditing, ambulance and paramedic services, and fertility services.

  • Guidance on quality plans updated

    In order to effectively transform business ideas into actions, you need a plan. A quality plan. Guidance on how to create one has been updated, providing a powerful tool to complement any quality management system, including ISO 9001.

  • Getting the packaging right – International guide just updated

    Packaging has come a very long way since its humble beginnings of gourds and clay pots. These days, the world of packaging is much more complex, needing to be safe and sustainable while remaining appealing and functional. An international guide has just been revised to help organisations ensure their packaging meets growing consumer needs.

  • Contributing to a better world on World Tourism Day

    Tourism is booming, bringing with it substantial opportunities to contribute to sustainable development. World Tourism Day is the day to draw attention to how tourism can improve our world. ISO standards play a key role.

  • Forward focus for Standards New Zealand

    Standards New Zealand has recently undertaken a review to ensure we have the right capability and capacity to deliver on our business strategy. This has resulted in some changes to our structure and to some key roles in the team.