Update from the NZSE

Welcome to our September update on what’s been going on in the life of Standards New Zealand. Following the same pattern as recent months, it has been very busy and productive. Read more

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Update from the CE

Publication announcements

Just published

AS/NZS 2588:2018

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UpdatedTS
  • Draft for comment (7)

      • DR AS/NZS 60929:2019 AC and/or DC-supplied electronic control gear for tubularfluorescent lamps - Performance requirements

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4782.1:2019 Double-capped fluorescent lamps - Performance specifications

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX Amd 2:2019 Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX — Double-capped fluorescent lamps ─ Performance specifications

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX Amd 3:2019 Amendment 3 to AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX — Double-capped fluorescent lamps ─ Performance specifications

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX Amd 4:2019 Amendment 4 to AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX — Double-capped fluorescent lamps ─ Performance specifications

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX Amd 5:2019 Amendment 5 to AS/NZS 4782.1:20XX — Double-capped fluorescent lamps ─ Performance specifications

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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      • DR SA/SNZ TR ISO 21946:2019 Information and documentation - Appraisal for managing records

        Comments are invited until 02/12/2019

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  • Standards Published (3)

      • AS/NZS TS ISO 19139.1:2019 Geographic information - XML schema implementation — Part 1: Encoding rules

        This Technical Specification is to define XML based encoding rules for conceptual schemas specifying types that describe geographic resources. The encoding rules support the UML profile as used in the UML models commonly used in the standards. The encoding rules use XML schema for the output data structure schema

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      • AS/NZS ISO 19127:2019 Geographic information - Geodetic register

        This standard defines the management and operations of the ISO geodetic register and to identify the data elements, in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 19111 and the core schema within AS ISO 19135.1, required within the geodetic register. Identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 19127:2019.

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      • AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment

        Sets out general installation and safety requirements for battery energy storage systems (BESSs), where the battery system is installed in a location, such as a dedicated enclosure or room, and is connected with power conversion equipment (PCE) to supply electric power to other parts of an electrical installation.

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Latest articles

  • Updated fire sprinkler standard NZS 4541 out for public comment

    An update to the New Zealand standard NZS 4541 – Automatic fire sprinkler systems has just been released for public consultation. This important standard provides an integrated set of rules for the design, installation, and maintenance of sprinkler systems so they reliably protect against the loss of life and minimise property damage from fire.

  • Successful first-ever Joint Committee Member Training Workshop

    Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand jointly presented a two-day Joint Committee Member Training Workshop in Wellington in July. It gave joint committee members valuable up-to-date information on best practice for writing standards.

  • Emerging trends in international standards and how they impact NZ

    Standards New Zealand recently hosted two unique roundtables in parallel with the 2019 Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)-International Organization for Standardization (ISO) workshop in Wellington. They provided a unique opportunity for local business, government and industry leaders to meet with executives from the ISO and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

    Some key themes emerged, providing great insight into what's on the horizon for international standards.

  • 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.