Once the content for a standard is written, a draft is made available on our website for anybody to comment on. This process is called public comment. All comments submitted during this period (usually 8 weeks) are reviewed by the technical committee and, if necessary, further drafting is then undertaken.
Drafts can be downloaded free from our website. Search for draft standards by entering a key word, a standard number, or an industry sector (such as electrical) in the search box. Draft standards have ‘DR’ at the beginning of their title for joint Australia/New Zealand drafts, and ‘DZ’ for New Zealand drafts.
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Last updated 25 May 2016