Read the latest update from Carmen Mak on what's ahead for Standards New Zealand in 2020.
Working groups from the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) Technical Committee TC34 (Lighting) met in Wellington in February. The gathering was the first of three planned for 2020, until the COVID-19 pandemic struck. NZ's Head of Delegation, Bryan King, explains the role of this Technical Committee and how it gives impetus to standards development.
Standard sets out the minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, maintenance, and testing of internal and external non‐trafficable suspended ceiling systems of dry construction with suspension systems attached to a supporting structure. It is intended for use in commercial and industrial applications. This Standard also applies to domestic structures designed in accordance with AS 1170.4 in Australia. This Standard is based on limit states philosophy and covers aspects of the design and performance requirements, installation, workmanship, maintenance, and testing of suspended ceiling systems.
Supersedes AS/NZS 2785:2000View product page
Standard specifies minimum requirements for safety, welding consumables, weld preparations, welding processes, qualifications of welding procedures and personnel, and fabrication and inspection requirements for the construction and maintenance welding of carbon and carbon‐manganese steel pipelines down to 3.2 mm wall thickness designed and constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 2885.1.
Supersedes AS/NZS 2885.2:2016View product page
Amendment applies to the Front Cover, Preface, and ISO/IEC 12785-1:2009/Cor 1:2013.View product page
Standard specifies the design, construction and basic performance requirements of lightweight protective helmets intended to mitigate the adverse effects of a blow to the head. This Standard covers impact energy attenuation, helmet stability, load distribution, strength and effectiveness of the retention system and its attachment points, peripheral vision clearance and marking requirements. This Standard applies to helmets used for recreational activities involving bicycles, and wheeled recreational devices (such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, hoverboards and kick-scooters, including those that are power-assisted). This Standard does not cover helmets intended to be used by motorcyclists. The design and construction of motorcycle helmets are provided in AS/NZS 1698 or UNECE R22.05. The major changes in this edition are as follows: The addition to the scope of wheeled recreational devices, such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, and kick-scooters; Specification of normative product conformity and batch testing requirements; Specification of impact velocities and indicative drop heights; and Clarification of the intent of test site selection.View product page
Superseded by AS/NZS 2785:2020View replacement product
Superseded by AS/NZS 2885.2:2020View replacement product
Withdrawn on 29 May 2020
Comments are invited until 07/07/2020View this draft
Comments are invited until 07/07/2020View this draft
Comments are invited until 03/07/2020View this draft
02 March 2020
11 February 2020
The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.
06 February 2020
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations – Known as the Australian/ New Zealand Wiring Rules, has been updated. This is an important standard for the electrical industry, as it sets out the requirements for the design, construction, and verification of electrical installations. It’s important for New Zealanders in general too, as the standard is designed to protect people, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire, and physical injury.
19 December 2019
Read the end of year update from Carmen on what's been happening in the life of Standards New Zealand.
17 December 2019
The building insulation standard NZS 4246:2016 is sponsored for free download and is now available on the Standards NZ website. This helps landlords comply with insulation regulations under the healthy homes standards introduced earlier this year.
11 December 2019
The acceleration and proliferation of AI products and services means closer attention is being paid to it by government agencies, regulators and industry. Read how standards can play a role in the implementation of AI and the mitigation of risks.
02 December 2019
New Zealanders and tourists alike will be pleased to know that the Ministry of Business and Innovation (MBIE) has funded the self-containment standard NZS 5465:2001 for free download.
22 November 2019
Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure they are current and continue to be fit for purpose. As part of this process, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw. We are now consulting on 8 joint Standards Australia/ Standards New Zealand standards across some key sectors.
19 November 2019
A standards and accreditation seminar for health and disability sector agencies was held at MBIE’s Wellington offices on Wednesday 13 November. It explored how the regulation, international standards and accreditation community can work with the health and disability sector to minimise risk and help deliver positive health outcomes for all New Zealanders.
15 November 2019
Ten international standards that help streamline the business supply chain have been adopted by the standards committee P3511 Information Technology and Communication – Unique Identification. These ISO/IEC standards relate to the technology that supports the traceability of supply chain items and are widely-known as GS1 standards. They also let trading partners share this information with each other in a way that is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.