It is essential that standards mirror current practice, are technologically up to date, and reflect present thinking on safety, quality, and environmental impact. Standards Australia is now reviewing approximately 1200 standards that are greater than 10 years old.
A proportion of Standards Australia's catalogue comprises joint Australian/New Zealand standards that are led by Standards Australia (that is, Standards Australia holds the secretariat responsible for the standard's development). These standards are being reviewed by joint standards development committees on which New Zealand has nominated representatives.
Concurrently, Standards New Zealand is undertaking a review of our standards catalogue to ensure it is up to date and fit for purpose. We are reviewing all New Zealand standards that are 16 years or older and not cited or referenced in any way, a total of 227 standards.
Last updated 11 November 2015