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  • Standards Published (8)

      • AS/NZS 2280:2020 Ductile iron pipes and fittings

        Objective of this Standard is to provide a standard manufacturing specification to be used by manufacturers and purchasers of ductile iron pressure pipes and fittings.

         

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      • SA/SNZ TR ISO/IEC 20748.2:2020 Information technology for learning, education and training - Learning analytics interoperability - Part 2: System requirements

        Objective of this Technical Report is to specify system requirements for learning analytics systems and services. Learning analytics systems and services are assumed to be composed of independent processes and applications having diverse purposes. To improve efficiency for communication and operation between systems and/or services, the system requirements identify each system’s role, capability and recommended performance, etc. The system requirements are based on SA/SNZ TR ISO/IEC 20748.1 and additional use cases came from the National Bodies and Liaison Organizations (NBLOs).

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      • AS/NZS 1158.2:2020 Lighting for roads and public spaces Part 2: Computer procedures for the calculation of light technical parameters for Category V and Category P lighting

        Objective of this Standard is to specify the computer-based design procedures applicable to Categories V and P lighting for the calculation of light technical parameters (LTPs), as required, for the design or evaluation of road lighting in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 1158.1.1 and AS/NZS 1158.3.1.

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      • SA/SNZ TR ISO/IEC 20821:2020 Information technology for learning, education and training - Learning environment components for automated contents adaptation

        Objective of this Technical Report is to specify two methods for adaptive content automation. Firstly, a learning environment profile is specified for the expression of device and learning environment information required for mobile learning providers of both content and services, and for effective use of such services. Secondly, a grouping method is specified so that similar learning environment profiles can be bound into one and expressed collectively.

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      • AS/NZS 4610.1:2020 Furniture - School and educational, Part 1: Tables - strength, durability and stability

        Objective of this standard is to provide educational authorities, purchasers, specifiers, users, manufacturers and consumers with requirements for school and educational tables/desks with and without storage features that specify sizing, safety, strength, durability, stability and marking requirements to assist in selection and evaluation.

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      • AS/NZS 4610.2:2020 Furniture - School and educational, Part 2: Chairs – Strength, durability, stability and safety

        Objective of this standard is to provide educational authorities, purchasers, specifiers, users, manufacturers and consumers with requirements for school and educational chairs that specify sizing, safety, strength, durability and stability requirements to assist in selection and evaluation.

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      • AS/NZS 4610.3:2020 Furniture - School and educational, Part 3: Storage furniture - Strength, durability and stability

        Objective of this Standard is to provide educational authorities, purchasers, specifiers, users, manufacturers and consumers with requirements for school and educational storage furniture that specifies strength, durability and stability requirements to assist in selection and evaluation.

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      • AS/NZS IEC 60903:2020 Live working - Electrical insulating gloves

        Objective of this Standard is to specify the requirements for electrical insulating gloves and mitts that provide protection of the worker against electric shock. This standard also covers electrical insulating gloves with additional integrated mechanical protection, referred to in this document as "composite gloves". AS/NZS IEC 60903:2020 constitutes an identical adoption of IEC 60903:2014 Live working – Electrical insulating gloves.

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (2)

      • AS/NZS 4610.2:1999 Furniture - School and educational - Chairs - Strength, durability and stability

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4610.2:2020

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      • AS/NZS 4610.3:1999 Furniture - School and educational - Tables and storage furniture - Strength, durability and stability

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4610.3:2020

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Latest articles

  • 8 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    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.

  • Successful collaboration supports health and wellbeing of New Zealanders

    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.

     

  • New Zealand adopts ten standards to support international supply chain efficiency

    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.

  • Future casting: The path to 2030 at the ISO General Assembly

    Carmen Mak, Manager Standards New Zealand and Sanjai Raj, Standards New Zealand Executive and General Manager Consumer Protection and Standards at MBIE, attended the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) annual General Assembly (known as ISO Week) in mid-September. The event was focused on defining ISO’s future strategy under the theme ‘On the path to 2030’.

  • World Standards Day celebrated

    Standards NZ celebrated World Standards Day at our Wellington offices on Monday 14 October with an expo, workshops and a recognition ceremony.

  • 82 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    We are currently seeking feedback on 82 joint Standards Australia-Standards New Zealand standards. Affected sectors are Building, Business and ICT, Consumer and occupational safety, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Fire Protection, Health, Materials technology and Transportation. Feedback closes in mid-October.