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Welcome to our March update. Click for the highlights on what's been happening in Standards New Zealand.

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Publication announcements

Just published

AS/NZS 2588:2018

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UpdatedTS
  • Draft for comment (6)

      • DR AS/NZS 1301.458:2019 Methods of test for pulp and paper, Method 458: Glue bond strength of wetted corrugated fibreboard

        Comments are invited until 24/07/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4114:2019 Spray painting booths, designated spray painting areas and paint mixing rooms

        Comments are invited until 20/07/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO/IEC 25066:2019 Systems and software engineering — Systems and software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) - Common Industry Format (CIF) for Usability - Evaluation Report

        Comments are invited until 26/05/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO/IEC 25064:2019 Systems and software engineering - Software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) - Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability: User needs report

        Comments are invited until 26/05/2019

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      • DR AS ISO/IEC 25051:2019 Software engineering - Systems and software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) - Requirements for quality of Ready to Use Software Product (RUSP) and instructions for testing

        Comments are invited until 26/05/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO/IEC 25063:2019 Systems and software engineering - Systems and software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) - Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability: Context of use description

        Comments are invited until 26/05/2019

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  • Standards Published (3)

      • Amendment 2:2019 to AS/NZS 4187:2014 Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organizations

        This Amendment applies to the Clauses 5.6.6, 7.2.3.1 and 7.2.3.2, Tables 7.2, 8.1, 8.2, 10.1, 10.2, and Appendices A and B.

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      • AS/NZS 21987:2019 Ophthalmic optics - Mounted spectacle lenses

        This standard specifies the requirements and test methods for mounted spectacle lenses relative to the prescription order. This standard is an adoption with national modifications, and has been reproduced from, ISO 21987:2017 Ophthalmic optics - Mounted spectacle lenses. Appendix ZZ lists the variations to ISO 21987:2017 for the application of this Standard in Australia and New Zealand.

        Supersedes AS/NZS ISO 21987:2011

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      • AS/NZS 4774.2:2019 Work in compressed air and hyperbaric facilities Part 2: Hyperbaric Oxygen facilities

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (1)

      • AS/NZS ISO 21987:2011 Ophthalmic optics - Mounted spectacle lenses

        Superseded by AS/NZS 21987:2019

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Latest articles

  • Do you have digitally innovative ways to add value to standards?

    The Standards New Zealand strategy commits us to add value by working more closely with our partners. A recent example of this was the launch of a ‘value-add’ workstream, which will enable third-party providers to produce digitally-enabled services using our standards content.

  • Electrical Standard amendment bridges gap for aviation industry

    Section 6 of NZS 6114 has been amended, providing the New Zealand civilian and military aviation industries with a Standard covering the design and repair of aviation-related electrical systems in the airport environment, including the aircraft, airstairs, GPU, hangar and workbench.

    The update clarifies and gives guidance on a common method for the safe supply of electricity to installations, facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequencies in the aviation environment.

  • New Zealander receives international award for electrotechnology standards work

    Standards New Zealand and the New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) of the IEC would like to congratulate Bob Woodhead for receiving the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 1906 Award for his outstanding work on IEC Technical Committee 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.

  • Proposals to withdraw health standards

    It’s important that standards in the health sector are valid and up to date. However, many standards in this sector were written over 10 years ago and some are 15 years old or older. We want to check with stakeholders in the health sector about what to do with 24 such standards. They cover subjects such as health and disability services, mental health sector auditing, ambulance and paramedic services, and fertility services.

  • Guidance on quality plans updated

    In order to effectively transform business ideas into actions, you need a plan. A quality plan. Guidance on how to create one has been updated, providing a powerful tool to complement any quality management system, including ISO 9001.

  • Getting the packaging right – International guide just updated

    Packaging has come a very long way since its humble beginnings of gourds and clay pots. These days, the world of packaging is much more complex, needing to be safe and sustainable while remaining appealing and functional. An international guide has just been revised to help organisations ensure their packaging meets growing consumer needs.