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Publication announcements

Just published

AS/NZS 2588:2018

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UpdatedTS
  • Draft for comment (8)

      • DR AS/NZS 1462.29:2019 Plastics piping and ducting systems – Determination of the long-term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastics materials in pipe form by extrapolation

        Comments are invited until 27/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 60669.2.1:2019 Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations

        Comments are invited until 16/09/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 3010:2017 Amd 1:2019 Electrical Installations – Generating Sets

        Comments are invited until 16/09/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 2500:2019 Guide to the safe use of electricity in patient care

        Comments are invited until 09/09/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 2442.1:2019 Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

        Comments are invited until 30/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 2442.2:2019 Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements

        Comments are invited until 30/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 2007.1:2019 Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption

        Comments are invited until 30/08/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 2007.2:2019 Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements

        Comments are invited until 30/08/2019

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  • Standards Published (2)

      • Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 3100:2017

        Amendment 2 applies to Contents, Preface, Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 8, Annex A and Annex B and takes effect from 28 June 2021.  During this period the Standard AS/NZS 3100:2017 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time.

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      • AS/NZS3500.1:2018 A1 Plumbing and Drainage - Part 1: Water Services Amendment 1

        Amendment to clause 8.8.1 - replacement of introductory sentence

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Latest articles

  • International standards key for developing NZ’s digital economy

    Observers increasingly say we are on the edge of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will bring together digital, biological, and physical technologies in new and powerful combinations. This is prompting people to speak out about the need to make sure that we balance the opportunities and risks wisely.

  • New joint standard provides guidance on high-intensity outdoor light sources

    The level of knowledge and sophistication regarding outside lighting has grown significantly over recent years. New Zealand has historically used the Australian standard AS 4282 to help guide our local industry, but the recent release of a joint update to this standard has filled the gap.

    It has particular value for urban planning in that the new standard gives guidance on how to measure and monitor the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting and covers sensitive ‘dark sky’ areas.

  • Streamlined process speeds up standards development and reduces costs

    Over the past year Standards New Zealand has been sharing our business transformation journey with customers and stakeholders. We know we need to change to remain relevant and sustainable to our users. As part of this, we’ve refreshed our business strategy and initiated a series of innovation pilots.

  • 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.