Update from the NZSE

Welcome to my May update for Touchstone. Click on the link for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: publications and calls for public consultation, international standards, and industry guidance.

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Publication announcements

  • Draft for comment (10)

      • DR AS/NZS 4474:2018 Household refrigerating appliances—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards requirements

        Comments are invited until 15/08/2018

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      • DZ 4242 Headstones and cemetery monuments

        Comments are invited until 16/07/2018

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      • DR 18901 AS/NZS 60335.2.43:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.43: Particular requirements for clothes dryers and towel rails

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18902 AS/NZS 60335.2.58:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.58: Particular requirements for commercial electric dishwashing machines

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18903 AS/NZS 60335.2.71:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.71: Particular requirements for electrical heating appliances for breeding and rearing animals

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18904 AS/NZS 60335.2.82:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.82: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18905 AS/NZS 60335.2.102:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.102: Particular requirements for gas, oil and solid-fuel burning appliances having electrical connections

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18906 AS/NZS 60335.2.114:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.114: Particular requirements for self-balancing personal transport devices for use with batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18907 AS/NZS 62841.2.17:2018 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.17: Particular requirements for hand-held routers

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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      • DR 18908 AS/NZS 62841.3.12:2018 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3.12: Particular requirements for transportable threading machines

        Comments are invited until 13/07/2018

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Latest articles

  • Product safety – It’s your business

    There are thousands of different consumer products on the market and almost daily we see new products being launched. How does a business ensure their products are safe, especially if there are no regulations to help provide some guidance?

  • Amendment on aviation electrical installations to NZS 6114 – Public comment

    Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on the draft Amendment No. 2 to NZS 6114:2006 Electrical installations – Requirements for the safe supply of electricity to installations/facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequencies. Amendment No. 2 is now available for public comment.

  • WorkSafe – Reducing accidents involving vehicles on farms

    WorkSafe has started a major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms. WorkSafe will work with the sector on new and improved guidance, standards, and training to help farmers make the right decisions.

  • Energy efficiency lighting in large buildings – Amendment to standard released

    Over the last decade, there have been major changes in lighting equipment. Solid state lighting (SSL) LED light sources, and luminaires have emerged as the predominant technology. Amendment No. 1, published in April 2018, includes updates to reflect current practices and simplifies how the standard is used.

  • First company accredited by IANZ to test meth-contaminated properties

    Hawke's Bay company Drug Smart has become the first in New Zealand to gain IANZ accreditation to test for methamphetamine contamination. In 2017, Standards New Zealand published a new standard NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties, which required rigorous validation of sampling kits and proof of appropriately trained samplers. Drug Smart is the first company to be IANZ accredited under NZS 8510:2017.

  • Loop bar warning from MBIE

    MBIE has issued a warning about the use of loop bar details in flange-hung double-tee precast concrete floor units, and published an amendment to Verification Method B1/VM1. The warning and amendment are part of MBIE’s response to the investigation into the performance of Statistics House and the Canterbury earthquakes.