News and media releases
Public consultation on the draft revisions of NZS 3640 Chemical preservation of round and sawn timber (DZ3640) and NZS 3602 Timber and wood based products for use in buildings (DZ3602) ends on 6 April 2018. The purpose of this communication is to provide information and clarity on the standards development process for these projects, as well as to encourage you to submit feedback on the two drafts, through the public consultation process
Here at Standards New Zealand, we’re focused on deepening the pool of technical experts on standards development committees. A larger base of willing committee members will help us to ensure we have a sustainable and robust standards development process, and can manage wider work programmes where several projects can be executed at the same time.
We are less than a year away from the deadline for those certified to ISO 9001:2008 to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 (in New Zealand to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016). ISO outlined a transition period of 3 years for those with accredited certification to the 2008 standard to arrange recertification to the newer standard, and this period will end on 15 September 2018.
The Standards New Zealand office will close for the holiday break on Friday, 22 December 2017 and reopen on Monday, 8 January 2018.
Standards Australia has published a list of Received Project Proposals for Round 15 Project Prioritisation
The draft for TS 3404 Steel corrosion protection is available for public comment . All comments submitted during this period are reviewed by the development committee before the technical specification is balloted on.
The closing date for comments is 16 October 2017.
Standards New Zealand has today released NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties, which will provide industry guidance on good practice methods in the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine contamination in houses.
Freedom campers will now be required to have a usable toilet within their motor caravan or caravan to gain certification under Standards New Zealand’s amended self-contained Standard NZS 5465:2001.
Standards New Zealand is closed for the Queen's Birthday weekend from 5pm on Friday 2 June and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 6 June 2017.
Standards New Zealand is currently reviewing standards that are more than 10 years old. The aged standards review seeks to ensure that New Zealand standards are current and continue to be fit for purpose.
Comments for batch 2 of the standards proposed for withdrawal close 24 May 2017.