Review of aged standards

It is essential that standards mirror current practice, are technologically up to date, and reflect present thinking on safety, quality, and environmental impact. To ensure this, Standards New Zealand (Standards NZ) and Standards Australia work together to ensure that joint standards are current and support trans-Tasman harmonisation where possible.

Revocation of joint Australian/New Zealand Standards (Batch 1 - 20 Building and ICT/Business Standards)

Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure that they are current and continue to be fit for purpose.

On 2 September 2019 three handbooks and a suite of 81 standards were proposed for withdrawal on our website. We also emailed stakeholders specific to each standard, as well as additional appropriate contacts.

Email consultation included a question asking whether or not there is a need to maintain the standards and, if the standards are withdrawn, in their view, what other existing standard(s) will cover the content of the withdrawn standards. Stakeholders were also requested to comment if they thought there was no replacement and to state why.

Standards NZ received no objections to, or received express support for, the revocation of the affected handbook and standards. 79 standards will subsequently be withdrawn incrementally in batches. Below is batch one in which 20 standards are notified as withdrawn.

‘Withdrawn’ indicates a standard is not up to date technically, it no longer reflects current practice, it is not suitable for new and existing applications, or it is not compatible with current national views and expectations. However, it can still be purchased from the Standards New Zealand webshop.

Standard   or handbook Title Category Link
AS/NZS 1328.2:1998 Glued   laminated structural timber - Part 2: Guidelines for AS/NZS 1328: Part 1 for   the selection, production and installation of glued laminated structural   timber Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 2544:1995 Grey   iron pressure fittings Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3809:1998 Safes   and strongrooms Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3810.0:1998 Safes   and strongrooms - Methods of test - Part 0: Introduction and list of methods Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3810.1:1998 Safes   and strongrooms - Methods of test - Part 1: Test for physical attack Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3810.2:1998 Safes   and strongrooms - Methods of test - Part 2: Test for anchoring strength Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3810.3:1998 Safes   and strongrooms - Methods of test - Part 3: Test for explosive resistance Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 4999:2006 PVC-U   maintenance shafts Building Link(external link)
AS/NZS 1050.14:1994 Methods   for the analysis of iron and steel - Part 14: Determination of manganese in   iron and steel - Titrimetric method Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 1301.445s:2006 Methods   of test for pulp and paper - Method 445s: Hardness of corrugated board Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 1389:1997 Acidic   detergents for use in the dairying industry Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 1400:1997 Heavy-duty   alkaline detergents for 'in-place' cleaning in dairy factories Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 2433:1994 Plastics   - Method for exposure to ultraviolet lamps Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.18:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 18:   Method for determining the ultimate tensile strength and unit modulus of flat   laminates Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.19:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 19:   Method for the determination of the lap shear strength of laminate Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.20:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 20:   Method for the determination of the peel strength of the bond between   laminate layers Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.21:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 21:   Method for the determination of the shear strength of a sandwich panel Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.22:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 22:   Method for the determination of hardness by means of a Barcol impressor Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.23:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 23:   Method for the determination of the initial longitudinal tensile strength by   means of a tensile plate test Business   & ICT Link(external link)
AS/NZS 3572.24:1997 Plastics   - Glass filament reinforced plastics (GRP) - Methods of test - Method 24:   Method for the determination of the initial hoop tensile strength by means of   a tensile plate test Business   & ICT Link(external link)