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EL-002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances 17 joint Australian/New Zealand adoptions of IEC standards and four amendments relating to EL-002

We are consulting on 17 adoptions of the IEC standards, two adoptions of amendments to the IEC standards, and two amendments to the existing joint Australian/New Zealand (AS/NZS) standards. The proposed AS/NZS standards were prepared by Joint Technical Committee EL-002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances and small power transformers.
- Input from Australia and New Zealand via EL-002 throughout the development process of the relevant ‘parent standards’ at IEC level ensures the health and safety of citizens in both countries.
- Aligning or maintaining pace with the latest international best practices and requirements will avoid the risks to the public and workers using electrical appliances.
- The proposed adoptions of relevant IEC publications for electrical appliances are either identical adoptions (IDTs) or modified adoptions (MODs) which include Australian and New Zealand national variations.
Additionally, the proposed national amendments are developed by EL-002 to mitigate identified safety issues in the current AS/NZS standards.

Closing date for comments 18/7/2024

DR AS/NZS 1158.4:2024 Lighting for roads and public spaces, Part 4: Lighting of pedestrian crossings

The objective of this document is to specify performance requirements for designers of lighting for pedestrian crossings in order to enhance the visibility and safety of pedestrians using pedestrian (zebra) crossings.

The major changes in this edition are as follows:
(a) The lighting requirements for Australia and New Zealand have been harmonized through adoption of New Zealand’s calculation methods.
(b) Revision of maintenance factors.
(c) Calculation grid has been defined for horizontal illuminance.
(d) Energy performance assessment and reporting methods changed to align with AS/NZS 1158.3.1.

The secretariat of this committee is managed by Standards Australia. Please see the attached document on how to access public comment drafts and submitting comments via the Standards Australia Public Commenting Portal, Connect.

Closing date for comments 25/7/2024

DR AS/NZS 1594:2024 Hot-rolled steel flat products

The objective of this document is to ensure that hot-rolled steel plate, floorplate, steel and strip, rolled on a continuous mill meets the needs of users in areas of dimensional tolerances and material requirements.

The major changes in this edition are as follows:

(a) Inclusion of requirements for type testing and production testing.
(b) Inclusion of inspections in Clause B.3.
(c) Inclusion of requirements for test certificates.
(d) Addition of labelling requirements to enable products to be traced to their corresponding test certificate.
(e) General alignment of this documents with the other 4 steel product Standards–AS/NZS 1163, AS/NZS 3678, AS/NZS 3679.1 and AS/NZS 3679.2.
(f) Change of grades from 8mm to 16 mm thickness.
(g) Addition of 450 tensile grade.
(h) Introduction of impact tested grades.
(i) Addition of requirement for elongation results for reporting for structural grade coil or plate, 6mm or greater, to be based on proportional elongation.

Closing date for comments 29/5/2024

DR AS/NZS 1891.4:2024 Personal equipment for working at height, Part 4: Selection, use and maintenance

The objective of this document is to specify requirements and recommendations for the selection, safe use and maintenance of industrial fall-arrest systems and devices.

The major changes in this edition are as follows:
(a) The document has been restructured to improve navigation and eliminate duplication of content.
(b) The document has been updated to align with AS/NZS 1891.1, AS/NZS 1891.2, AS 1891.3, AS 1891.5, AS/NZS 5532 and AS/NZS ISO 22846.
(c) References have been removed from the following documents:
(i) AS/NZS 4488.2, which has been superseded by AS/NZS ISO 22846.1:2020 and AS/NZS ISO 22846.2:2020; and
(ii) AS 4142.3, which has been withdrawn.
(d) Additional information is provided for fall clearance calculations, diversion anchors, chemical fasteners and friction fasteners.
(e) Scheduled periodic inspection frequencies have been clarified.
(f) The hierarchy of fall-protection system has been clarified.
(g) Training and competency requirements have been replaced with a training requirements clause and an informative appendix “Recommended training outcomes”. Roles and responsibilities have been removed.
(h) Recommendations have been included for leading edge and tie back lanyard assemblies.

The secretariat of this committee is managed by Standards Australia. Please see the attached document on how to access public comment drafts and submitting comments via the Standards Australia Public Commenting Portal, Connect.

Closing date for comments 10/7/2024

DR AS/NZS 3120:2021 Amd 1:2024 Approval and test specification — Cord extension sockets

This Amendment applies to the following elements:
• Clauses 2.6.1, 2.18 and 2.20.3
• Table 2.2

Closing date for comments 20/6/2024

DR AS/NZS 62386.306:2024 Digital addressable lighting interface, Part 306: Particular requirements - Input devices - General purpose sensor

The objective of this document is to specify requirements for input devices that provide sensor information or measurements to the lighting control system.

This document is identical with national modifications, and has been reproduced from, IEC 62386‑306:2023, Digital addressable lighting interface – Part 306: Particular requirements – Input devices – General purpose sensor.

The secretariat of this committee is managed by Standards Australia. Please see the attached document on how to access public comment drafts and submitting comments via the Standards Australia Public Commenting Portal, Connect.

Closing date for comments 5/6/2024

DR AS/NZS ISO 14120:2024 Safety of machinery - Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards

The objective of this document is to specify general requirements for the design, construction, and selection of guards provided to protect persons from mechanical hazards.

This International Standard indicates other hazards that can influence the design and construction of guards.

This International Standard applies to guards for machinery which will be manufactured after it is published.

The requirements are applicable if fixed and movable guards are used. This International Standard does not cover interlocking devices. These are covered in ISO 14119.

This International Standard does not provide requirements for special systems relating specifically to mobility such as ROPS (rollover protective structures), FOPS (falling-object protective structures), and TOPS (tip over protective structures) or to the ability of machinery to lift loads.

This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 14120:2015, Safety of machinery – Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards.

Closing date for comments 29/5/2024

DR AS/NZS ISO 3834.6:2024 Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials, Part 6: Guidelines on implementing the ISO 3834 series

The objective of this document is to provide guidelines for the implementation of requirements given in the other parts of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 series. It is intended to help users select the appropriate part of the AS/NZS ISO 3834 series. It is expected that users will already be familiar with the AS/NZS ISO 3834 series as a whole.

This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 3834‑6:2024, Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials — Part 6: Guidelines on implementing the ISO 3834 series.

The secretariat of this committee is managed by Standards Australia. Please see the attached document on how to access public comment drafts and submitting comments via the Standards Australia Public Commenting Portal, Connect.

Closing date for comments 5/6/2024

DR AS/NZS ISO/IEC/IEEE 24748.1:2024 Systems and software engineering — Life cycle management, Part 1: Guidelines for life cycle management

The objective of this document is to provide guidance for the life cycle management of systems and software, complementing the processes described in AS/NZS ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 and AS ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207.

This document —

(a) addresses systems, concepts and life cycle concepts, models, stages, processes, process application, key points of view, adaptation and use in various domains and by various disciplines;
(b) establishes a common framework for describing life cycles, including their individual stages, for the management of projects that provide or acquire either products or services;
(c) defines the concept of a life cycle;
(d) supports the use of the life cycle processes within an organization or a project. Organizations and projects can use these life cycle concepts when acquiring and supplying either products or services;
(e) provides guidance on adapting a life cycle model and the content associated with a life cycle or a part of a life cycle;
(f) describes the relationship between life cycles and their use in applying the processes in AS/NZS ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 (systems aspects) and AS ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 (software systems aspects);
(g) shows the relationships of life cycle concepts to the hardware, human, services, process, procedure, facility and naturally occurring entity aspects of projects; and
(h) describes how its concepts relate to detailed process standards, for example, in the areas of measurement, project management, risk management and model-based systems and software engineering.

This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO/IEC IEEE 24748‑1:2024 Systems and software engineering — Life cycle management — Part 1: Guidelines for life cycle management.

Closing date for comments 29/5/2024