Update from the NZSE

Welcome to my July 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

Just published

AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Draft for comment (5)

      • DZ 1720.1:20XX NZS AS 1720.1:20XX Timber structures Part 1: Design methods

        Comments are invited until 09/02/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 5263.1.5:2018 Gas appliances, Part 1.5: Domestic gas refrigerators

        Comments are invited until 24/12/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 5263.1.9:2018 Gas appliances, Part 1.9: Gas laundry dryers

        Comments are invited until 24/12/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 2845.3:2018 Water supply — Backflow prevention devices, Part 3: Field testing and maintenance of testable devices

        Comments are invited until 18/12/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 5263.1.11:2018 Gas appliances, Part 1.11: Small gas engine driven appliances

        Comments are invited until 13/12/2018

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  • Standards Published (5)

      • AS/NZS 3580.9.17:2018 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Method 9.17: Demonstration of equivalence for ambient particulate matter monitoring methods

        Provides a methodology for determining whether a particulate matter monitoring instrument is equivalent to a reference method, where the instrument is not covered under a specific Standard for that technology.

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      • AS/NZS 1301.545:2018 Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 545: Determination of light scattering and absorption coefficients (using Kubelka-Munk theory)

        Specifies a method for the calculation of light-scattering and light-absorption coefficients based upon diffuse reflectance measurements made under the conditions specified in AS/NZS 1301.510:2016 using the Kubelka-Munk theory. Identical to and reproduced from ISO 9416:2017.

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      • SA/SNZ TS IEC 62775:2018 Application guidelines - Technical and financial processes for implementing asset management systems

        Shows how the IEC dependability suite of standards, formal systems engineering and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) standards can support the requirements of asset management, as described by AS ISO 55000:2014, AS ISO 55001:2014 and AS ISO 55002:2014. Identical to and reproduced from IEC TS 62775:2016.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

        Specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its occupational health and safety performance. The standard is applicable to any organisation that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an occupational health and safety management system to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize occupational health and safety risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of occupational health and safety opportunities, and address occupational health and safety management system nonconformities associated with its activities. It helps an organisation to achieve the intended outcomes of its occupational health and safety management system and is applicable to any organisation regardless of its size, type and activities. It is applicable to the occupational health and safety risks under the control of the organisation, taking into account factors such as the context in which the organisation operates and the needs and expectations of its workers and other interested parties. This standard can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve occupational health and safety management. However, claims of conformity to this document are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into the occupational health and safety management system of an organisation and fulfilled without exclusion. Identical to and reproduced from ISO 45001:2018.

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      • AS/NZS ISO 10006:2018 Quality management - Guidelines for quality management in projects

        Gives guidelines for the application of quality management in projects. It is applicable to organisations working on projects of varying complexity, size, and duration. It is also applicable to individual projects or a programme or portfolio of projects, in different environments, and irrespective of the kind of product/service or process involved, with the intention of satisfying project interested parties by introducing quality management in projects. This can necessitate some tailoring of the guidance to suit a particular project. The standard addresses the two concepts of quality management in projects and quality management systems in projects. Identical to and reproduced from ISO 10006:2017.

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Latest articles

  • Forward focus for Standards New Zealand

    Standards New Zealand has recently undertaken a review to ensure we have the right capability and capacity to deliver on our business strategy. This has resulted in some changes to our structure and to some key roles in the team.

  • Withdrawal of steel standard

    The New Zealand Standards Approval Board revoked NZS 3404.1:2009 Steel structures standard – Part 1: Materials, fabrication, and construction at its meeting on 5 September 2018 following a request from the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) and supported by the Building System Performance branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

  • BOINZ forum highlights future of standards for building and construction

    Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ) held its Senior Building Control Officers’ (SBCO) Forum this month at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre with a group from Standards New Zealand in attendance. The annual forum is designed to bring together SBCOs to share information, discuss current issues, and identify solutions, using a mixture of case studies, expert panels, and presentations on technical content.

  • You’re hired! Finding the best for the job with new ISO guidelines

    An organisation’s greatest asset is its employees, but the impact that new recruits have on a company’s success is sometimes less clear. Or is it? New international guidelines have just been published that give recruiters a metric to measure just how well they have done.

  • ISO data privacy standard will ensure consumer privacy

    A newly formed ISO project committee is developing a data privacy standard. This standard will provide the first set of preventative international guidelines for ensuring consumer privacy is embedded into the design of a product or service.

  • New steel standard making an impact every day

    The steel used to construct fences, lighting poles, steel-framed houses, and shelves in major retailers is the focus of a newly published standard backed by Australian research and the latest technology. AS/NZS 4600:2018 Cold-formed steel structures has been published following extensive consultation with stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand.