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AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Draft for comment (5)

      • DR AS/NZS 4610.3:2019 Furniture - School and educational, Part 3: Storage furniture - Strength, durability and stability

        Comments are invited until 19/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4610.2:2019 Furniture - School and educational, Part 2: Chairs – Strength, durability, stability and safety

        Comments are invited until 19/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4610.1:2019 Furniture - School and educational, Part 1: Tables - Strength, durability and stability

        Comments are invited until 19/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 3000:2018 Amd 1:2019 Electrical installations

        Comments are invited until 19/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 2785:2019 Suspended ceilings - Design and installation

        Comments are invited until 26/07/2019

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  • Standards Published (5)

      • AS/NZS ISO 19165.1:2019 Geographic information - Preservation of digital data and metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals

        This standard defines a preservation metadata extension of AS/ NZS ISO 19115.1. It defines the requirements for the long-term preservation of digital geospatial data. These data also include metadata, representation information, provenance, context and any other content items that capture the knowledge that are necessary to fully understand and reuse the archived data. This standard also refers to characteristics of data formats that are useful for the purpose of archiving.

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      • AS/NZS IEC 60300.3.3:2019 Dependability management - Part 3-3: Application guide – Life cycle costing

        This standard is to establish a general introduction to the concept of life cycle costing and covers all applications. Although costs incurred over the life cycle consist of many contributing elements, this document particularly highlights the costs associated with the dependability of an item. This forms part of an overall dependability management programme as described in AS/NZS IEC 60300.1. Guidance is provided on life cycle costing for use by managers, engineers, finance staff, and contractors; it is also intended to assist those who may be required to specify and commission such activities when undertaken by others. This standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, IEC 60300-3-3:2017 Dependability management - Part 3-3: Application guide - Life cycle costing.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 Safety of toys - Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties

        This standard is to specify safety aspects related to the mechanical and physical properties that are generally applicable to toys for children up to the age of 14 years, taking into account normal use and reasonably foreseeable abuse. Other standards in this series provide specifications for additional mechanical and physical properties that apply to specific categories of toys (e.g. domestic activity toys) and for other properties of toys (e.g. flammability and migration of certain elements). Specifications for the electrical properties of toys are provided in AS/NZS 62115. There are regulated requirements for toys in Australia and New Zealand. Users of this Standard are reminded that regulations may refer to specific versions of the Standard and may also make variations to the requirements stated in the referenced edition. Therefore, conformance with this Standard cannot be relied on to ensure compliance with all legal requirements for the sale of toys. Users of this Standard should familiarize themselves with the regulated requirements for toys. This standard will be identical with, and will be reproduced from, ISO 8124‑1:2018 Safety of toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties.

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      • AS/NZS 5263.1.12:2019 Gas appliances, Part 1.12: Gas pool heaters

        This Standard provides specific requirements and test methods for gas pool heaters, in which water is intended to be heated to temperatures not exceeding 60 °C, up to an energy input limit of 500 MJ/h. It provides particular requirements for gas pool heaters that apply in addition to or in place of the general requirements for gas appliances set out in AS/NZS 5263.0, Gas appliances, Part 0: General requirements. The combination of AS/NZS 5263.1.12 and AS/NZS 5263.0 supersedes AS 4560-2004. This part, Part 1.12 of AS/NZS 5263, supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses of Part 0. The numbering of clauses in this Part 1.12 is consistent with the numbering in Part 0 for related requirements. This Standard provides requirements for appliances for fixed installation only.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 19111:2019 Geographic information - Referencing by coordinates

        The objective of this standard is to define the conceptual schema for the description of referencing by coordinates. It describes the minimum data required to define coordinate reference systems. This standard is identical with, and will be reproduced from, ISO 19111:2019 Geographic information — Referencing by coordinates.

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Latest articles

  • Streamlined process speeds up standards development and reduces costs

    Over the past year Standards New Zealand has been sharing our business transformation journey with customers and stakeholders. We know we need to change to remain relevant and sustainable to our users. As part of this, we’ve refreshed our business strategy and initiated a series of innovation pilots.

  • Do you have digitally innovative ways to add value to standards?

    The Standards New Zealand strategy commits us to add value by working more closely with our partners. A recent example of this was the launch of a ‘value-add’ workstream, which will enable third-party providers to produce digitally-enabled services using our standards content.

  • 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.

  • New Zealander receives international award for electrotechnology standards work

    Standards New Zealand and the New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) of the IEC would like to congratulate Bob Woodhead for receiving the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 1906 Award for his outstanding work on IEC Technical Committee 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.

  • 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.