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Read the latest update from Carmen Mak on what's been happening in the world of Standards New Zealand.

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Publication announcements

  • Standards Published (1)

      • AS/NZS IEC 60331.1:2021 Tests for electric cables under fire conditions - Circuit integrity, Part 1:Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830°C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV and with an overall diameter exceeding 20 mm

        Standard identically adopts IEC 60331-1:2018 for Australia and New Zealand which specifies the test method for cables which are required to maintain circuit integrity when subject to fire and mechanical shock under specified conditions. It is applicable to cables of rated voltage not exceeding 600 V/1 000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80 V, metallic data and telecom cables and optical fibre cables and testing cables of greater than 20 mm overall diameter.

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  • Draft for comment (2)

      • SA/SNZ TR CISPR 16.3:2020 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods, Part 3: CISPR technical reports

        Comments are invited until 23/02/2021

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      • DZ 6011:2020 PAS 6011 EV Chargers for residential applications

        The comment period closed on 22/01/2021

  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (7)

      • AS/NZS 4502.4:1997 Methods for evaluating clothing for protection against heat and fire - Evaluation of the behaviour of materials and material assemblies when exposed to heavy splashes of molten metal

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

      • AS/NZS 4502.5:1997 Methods for evaluating clothing for protection against heat and fire - Evaluation of the contact heat transmission through material and material assemblies

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

      • AS/NZS 2416.1:2010 Water safety signs and beach safety flags, Part 1: Specifications for water safety signs used in workplaces and public areas (ISO 20712-1:2008, MOD)

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

      • AS/NZS 2416.2:2010 Water safety signs and beach safety flags, Part 2: Specifications for beach safety flags - Colour, shape, meaning and performance (ISO 20712-2:2007, MOD)

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

      • AS/NZS 2416.3:2010 Water safety signs and beach safety flags, Part 3: Guidance for use

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

      • AS/NZS 2512.1:2009 Methods of testing protective helmets, Part 1: Definitions and headforms

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

      • AS/NZS 2512.7.2:2009 Methods of testing protective helmets, Method 7.2: Determination of stability of protective helmets - Dynamic stability

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal for one of the following reasons: The standard does not reflect current practice or research, it is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes) or it is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment. We welcome your input to help determine if this standard should be withdrawn, retained, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.  Please provide feedback here: https://www.research.net/r/SubForm_COS_Dec2020

Latest articles

  • Timber standard NZS 3604 being revised - experts invited

    New Zealand's main standard for the design and construction of timber-framed buildings, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, is being revised. Standards New Zealand is in the process of managing the formation of a standards development committee and technical experts interested in participating on working groups are invited to register their interest.

  • New Data and Digital Community of Practice for the NZ Public Service

    The Digital Public Service Branch, an operational arm of the Government Chief Digital Officer, Statistics New Zealand / the Government Chief Data Steward, and Standards New Zealand have formed a new Data and Digital Standards Community of Practice (CoP). This CoP will replace an existing Data Standards Community of Practice.

  • 29 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 review, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw.

  • Standards’ key role in the fight against COVID-19

    New Zealand’s ingenuity and adaptability are apparent in how businesses are transforming in the fight against COVID-19. If you are providing or accessing services, or designing, producing or buying products related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult standards. Standards are a tried and tested way of improving quality and safety, enhancing products and services, and meeting industry best practice. There are some recommended standards that could help with this work.

  • Sustainability and gender diversity key themes at IEC General Meeting

    Standards New Zealand’s Senior Advisor International Relationships, Steve Lowes, attended the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) General Meeting in Shanghai late last year. Steve, who is also the Secretary of the IEC’s National Committee of NZ (NCNZ), was joined by the NCNZ President, Peter Berry, and 12 representatives from leading New Zealand companies and organisations.

  • Standards support hydrogen technologies for a greener future

    The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.