Update from the NZSE

Welcome to our August update. It’s been a busy time since our last newsletter, with several key events taking place and some important initiatives developing good traction. Read more

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Publication announcements

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AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Draft for comment (3)

      • DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Amd 3:2019 Gas installations, Part 1: General installations

        Comments are invited until 11/10/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4766:2019 Rotationally moulded buried, partially buried and non-buried storage tanks for water and chemicals

        Comments are invited until 04/10/2019

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      • DZ 5433 Transport of Dangerous Goods on Land

        Comments are invited until 26/09/2019

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  • Standards Published (3)

      • AS/NZS 1576.1:2019 Scaffolding - Part 1: General requirements

        Provide users, manufacturers and designers of scaffolding systems with unified rules for the design and detailing of scaffolding systems using principles of engineering design as detailed in this Standard. It includes specifications for catch platforms erected on scaffolds and covers temporary stairways for use on a general construction site. Scaffolding required to also act as roof edge protection is now linked to AS/NZS 4994.1 Temporary edge protection, Part 1: General requirements and AS/NZS 4994.2 Temporary edge protection, Part 2: Roof edge protection - Installation and dismantling.
        Supersedes AS/NZS1576.1:2010

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      • AS/NZS 4024.1204:2019 Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1204: General requirements

        Provides requirements and recommendations relating to the safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment and systems to machines not portable by hand while working, including a group of machines working together in a coordinated manner. The equipment covered by this part of AS/NZS 4024 commences at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment of the machine. This standard does not cover all the requirements (for example, guarding, interlocking and control) that are needed or required by other parts of AS/NZS 4024 and regulations in order to protect persons from hazards other than electrical hazards. Each type of machine has unique requirements to be accommodated to provide adequate safety. Adopted with national modifications IEC 60204-1:2016. The modifications are additional requirements and are set out in Appendix ZZ, which has been added at the end of the source text.

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      • AS/NZS 4024.1701:2019 Safety of machinery Part 1701: Human body measurements - Basic human body measurements for technological design

        Provides a description of anthropometric measurements which can be used as a basis for comparison of population groups and for the creation of anthropometric databases (refer to ISO 15535). The basic list of measurements specified in this document is intended to serve as a guide for ergonomists who are required to define population groups and apply their knowledge to the geometric design of the places where people work and live. In addition, the list serves as a basis for extracting one- and two-dimensional measurements from three-dimensional scans (specified in ISO 20685-1). Also serves as a guide on how to take anthropometric measurements, but also gives information to the ergonomist and designer on the anatomical and anthropometrical bases and principles of measurement which are applied in the solution of design tasks. Identical to ISO 7250-1:2017
        Supersedes AS/NZS 4024.1701:2014

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (4)

      • AS/NZS 1576.1:2010 Scaffolding - Part 1: General requirements

        Superseded by AS/NZS 1576.1:2019

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      • SNZ PAS 8170:2005 Primary Healthcare Practice Management Systems

        Withdrawn without replacement.

      • SNZ HB 8169:2002 Health network Code of Practice

        Withdrawn without replacement.

      • AS/NZS 4024.1701:2014 Safety of machinery - Part 1604: Design of controls, interlocks and guarding - Emergency stop - Principles for design

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4024.1701:2019

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Latest articles

  • Techweek 2019: Are we innovating for the best or is it the Wild West?

    We recently hosted an event for Techweek 2019, where our expert panel discussed the role of standards in the digital economy under the topic, 'Are we innovating for the best or is it the Wild West?'

    Read the key themes and 10 hot areas to keep an eye on for the rest of this year, and next.

  • Waiving of commissioning fee for joint AS/NZS IDTs – pilot extended for 12 months

    Standards Australia (SA) and Standards New Zealand have agreed to extend for a futher 12 months the pilot where the commissioning fees for joint Standards development projects for the Identical Adoption of ISO and IEC Standards would be waived. This means that if Australian and New Zealand stakeholders support the joint adoption of an ISO or IEC standard, the work can progress promptly.

  • New standard brings critical road ambulance and aeromedical services up to date

    NZS 8156:2019 Ambulance, paramedicine, and patient transfer services has been revised, in partnership with Ambulance New Zealand, bringing best practice in this sector up to date. This standard is the basis for measuring quality, safety, and competency within New Zealand’s road ambulance and aeromedical services.

  • International standards key for developing NZ’s digital economy

    Observers increasingly say we are on the edge of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will bring together digital, biological, and physical technologies in new and powerful combinations. This is prompting people to speak out about the need to make sure that we balance the opportunities and risks wisely.

  • New joint standard provides guidance on high-intensity outdoor light sources

    The level of knowledge and sophistication regarding outside lighting has grown significantly over recent years. New Zealand has historically used the Australian standard AS 4282 to help guide our local industry, but the recent release of a joint update to this standard has filled the gap.

    It has particular value for urban planning in that the new standard gives guidance on how to measure and monitor the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting and covers sensitive ‘dark sky’ areas.

  • 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.