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DR AS/NZS 2243.3:2021 Safety in laboratories - Part 3: Microbiological safety and containment

The objective of this document is to provide requirements and guidelines that promote microbiological safety in laboratories and containment facilities and prevent the unintended spread of microorganisms and prions.

The major change in this edition is the addition of a section for the containment of water-based species, including fish and aquatic invertebrates.

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Closing date for comments 28/10/2021

DR AS/NZS 3001.1:2021 Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 1: Site supplies for connectable electrical installations

The objective of this Standard is to update the requirements for electrical installations that provide site supply to relocatable structures or premises, recreational vehicles and non-recreational vehicles (known as connectable electrical installations).
This Standard forms Part 1 of the AS/NZS 3001 series as follows:

AS/NZS 3001.1, Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 1: Site supplies for connectable electrical installations (this Standard)

AS/NZS 3001.2, Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 2: Connectable electrical installations

The major changes in this edition are as follows:
(a) AS/NZS 3001 has been divided into two parts. This Part 1 specifies requirements for site supplies for connectable electrical installations.
(b) Alterations and repairs for site supplies have been included.
(c) Section 2 encompasses site supplies at caravan parks and camping grounds.
(d) Section 3 encompasses site supplies at locations other than at caravan parks or camping grounds.
(e) Section 4 encompasses testing and inspection requirements.
(f) Additional requirements have been set out for the use of common submains to supply multiple service pillars, including by ring circuit.
(g) New figures have been included and existing figures updated.
(h) Appendix A has been updated to reflect increased supply requirements for new installations.

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Closing date for comments 18/10/2021

DR AS/NZS 3001.2:2021 Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 2: Connectable electrical installations

The objective of this Standard is to provide the requirements for electrical installations associated with connectable electrical installations, including their alterations and repairs. It includes provisions for the connection of electric power to various types of connectable electrical installations including relocatable units, recreational vehicles, and non-recreational vehicles.
This Standard forms Part 2 of the AS/NZS 3001 series as follows:

AS/NZS 3001.1, Electrical installations —Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 1: Site supplies for connectable electrical installations

AS/NZS 3001.2, Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 2: Connectable electrical installations (this Standard)

The major changes in this edition are as follows:
(a) AS/NZS 3001 has been divided into two parts. This Part 2 specifies requirements for electrical installations in connectable electrical installations.
(b) Section 1 provides the scope, inclusions and exclusions of this Standard. The definitions and alterations and repairs have been expanded.
(c) Section 2 provides for the external supply connection and onboard supply installation requirements applicable to a connectable electrical installation.
(d) Section 3 provides the installation requirements for relocatable units.
(e) Section 4 provides the installation requirements for recreational vehicles.
(f) Section 5 provides the installation requirements for non-recreational vehicles.
(g) Section 6 provides the installation requirements for extra-low voltage wiring systems and equipment in all connectable electrical installations.
(h) Section 7 provides for the verification requirements in all connectable electrical installations.
(i) Appendix D, Issuing of Warrants of Electrical Fitness has been amended for New Zealand.
(j) Appendix E has been added, covering additional New Zealand requirements for issue of Warrants of Electrical Fitness for imported connectable electrical installations.

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Closing date for comments 18/10/2021

DR AS/NZS 4357.0:2021 Structural laminated veneer lumber - Specifications

The objective of this document is to specify requirements for the manufacture, structural characterization, and structural verification of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) intended for structural applications.

The objective of this revision is to reflect the advances in the industry and developments in manufacturing and utilization technologies.

This revision includes the removal of normalization of the statistical evaluation of strength properties to align with current characteristic properties evaluation methods and national design standards.

This document, written in performance terms, seeks to ensure reliability and predictability of performance in all aspects, by requiring the following:
(a) Manufacture of structural LVL to a specification that identifies and sets limits upon all controlling process variables.
(b) Testing and evaluation of in-grade manufactured structural LVL in order to derive reliable engineering design properties.
(c) Continuous monitoring of the mechanical properties of structural LVL as it is produced, in order to verify and validate continued use of stated design properties.

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Closing date for comments 26/11/2021

DR AS/NZS 5328:2021 Flushable products

The objective of this document is to provide test methods and criteria for determining if products are suitable for disposal by flushing them down a toilet. It also provides guidance on and requirements for the labelling and marking of products that are likely to be disposed via the toilet. This document is for manufacturers of such products, as well as managers and other stakeholders involved with wastewater transport and treatment systems.

The framework set out in this document is based on ISO/TR 24524:2019 Service activities relating to drinking water supply, wastewater and stormwater services – Hydraulic, mechanical and environmental conditions in wastewater transport systems.

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Closing date for comments 25/10/2021

DR AS/NZS 8008:2021 Timber - Finger-jointed structural timber - Product and performance requirements

The objective of this document is to provide specifications for finger-jointed structural timber, which can be used by manufacturers, designers and users, to facilitate the safe use of this product in structures.

The major changes in this edition include updates to the verification methods and performance requirements to enhance usability of this standard for the industry.

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Closing date for comments 14/10/2021

DR AS/NZS IEC 60079.32.2:2021 Explosive atmospheres, Part 32.2: Electrostatics hazards – Tests

The objective of this document is to describe test methods concerning the equipment, product and process properties necessary to avoid ignition and electrostatic shock hazards arising from static electricity. It is intended for use in a risk assessment of electrostatic hazards or for the preparation of product family or dedicated product standards for electrical or non-electrical machines or equipment.

The purpose of this document is to provide standard test methods used for the control of static electricity, such as surface resistance, earth leakage resistance, powder resistivity, liquid conductivity, capacitance, and evaluation of the incendivity of provoked discharges. It is especially intended for use with existing Standards of the AS/NZS IEC 60079 series.

This document presents the latest state of knowledge which may, however, slightly differ from requirements in other standards, especially concerning test climates. When a requirement of this document conflicts with a requirement specified in AS/NZS IEC 60079.0, to avoid the possibility of re-testing previously approved equipment, the requirement in AS/NZS IEC 60079.0 applies only for equipment within the scope of AS/NZS IEC 60079.0. In all other cases, the statements in this document apply.
This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, IEC 60079‑32‑2:2015, Explosive atmospheres – Part 32-2: Electrostatics hazards – Tests.

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Closing date for comments 18/10/2021

DR AS/NZS ISO/IEC 80079.34:2021 Explosive atmospheres, Part 34: Application of quality systems for equipment manufacture

The objective of this document is to specify requirements and information for establishing and maintaining a quality management system to manufacture Ex Products in accordance with the certificates. While it does not preclude the use of other quality management systems that are compatible with the objectives of AS/NZS ISO 9001 and which provide equivalent results, the minimum requirements are given in this document.

This document should be read in conjunction with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016.

This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO/IEC 80079 34:2018, Explosive atmospheres — Part 34: Application of quality management systems for Ex Product manufacture.

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Closing date for comments 18/10/2021

DR SA/SNZ TS IEC 60079.42:2021 Explosive atmospheres, Part 42: Electrical safety devices for the control of potential ignition sources for Ex-Equipment

The objective of this document is to provide guidance for equipment manufacturers where electrical safety devices are used to reduce the likelihood of potential ignition sources becoming effective in Ex Equipment located in Explosive Atmospheres. Electrical safety devices perform a safety function to control potential ignition sources from both, electrical and non-electrical Ex Equipment in explosive atmospheres.

This document may also be applied to a combination of elements performing a safety function, for example sensor, logic system or final element. This document can also be used for assessing the safety device independently, without being designed for a specific Ex Equipment.

This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, IEC TS 60079-42:2019, Explosive atmospheres – Part 42: Electrical safety devices for the control of potential ignition sources for Ex-Equipment.

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Closing date for comments 18/10/2021