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Read the latest update from Carmen Mak on what's ahead for Standards New Zealand in 2020.

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Publication announcements

  • Standards Published (4)

      • AS/NZS 2785:2020 Suspended ceilings - Design and installation

        Standard sets out the minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, maintenance, and testing of internal and external non‐trafficable suspended ceiling systems of dry construction with suspension systems attached to a supporting structure. It is intended for use in commercial and industrial applications. This Standard also applies to domestic structures designed in accordance with AS 1170.4 in Australia. This Standard is based on limit states philosophy and covers aspects of the design and performance requirements, installation, workmanship, maintenance, and testing of suspended ceiling systems.

        Supersedes AS/NZS 2785:2000

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      • AS/NZS 2885.2:2020 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Part 2: Welding

        Standard specifies minimum requirements for safety, welding consumables, weld preparations, welding processes, qualifications of welding procedures and personnel, and fabrication and inspection requirements for the construction and maintenance welding of carbon and carbon‐manganese steel pipelines down to 3.2 mm wall thickness designed and constructed in accordance with AS/NZS 2885.1.

        Supersedes AS/NZS 2885.2:2016

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      • AS/NZS ISO/IEC 12785.1:2013 A1 Information technology - Learning, education, and training - Content packaging - Part 1: Information model

        Amendment applies to the Front Cover, Preface, and ISO/IEC 12785-1:2009/Cor 1:2013.

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      • AS/NZS 2063:2020 Helmets for use on bicycles and wheeled recreational devices

        Standard specifies the design, construction and basic performance requirements of lightweight protective helmets intended to mitigate the adverse effects of a blow to the head. This Standard covers impact energy attenuation, helmet stability, load distribution, strength and effectiveness of the retention system and its attachment points, peripheral vision clearance and marking requirements. This Standard applies to helmets used for recreational activities involving bicycles, and wheeled recreational devices (such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, hoverboards and kick-scooters, including those that are power-assisted). This Standard does not cover helmets intended to be used by motorcyclists. The design and construction of motorcycle helmets are provided in AS/NZS 1698 or UNECE R22.05. The major changes in this edition are as follows: The addition to the scope of wheeled recreational devices, such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, and kick-scooters; Specification of normative product conformity and batch testing requirements; Specification of impact velocities and indicative drop heights; and Clarification of the intent of test site selection.

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (3)

      • AS/NZS 2785:2000 Suspended ceilings - Design and installation

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2785:2020

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      • AS/NZS 2885.2:2016 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Part 2: Welding

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2885.2:2020

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      • SA/SNZ HB 252:2014 Communications cabling manual - Module 3: Residential communications cabling handbook

        Withdrawn on 29 May 2020

  • Draft for comment (3)

      • DR AS/NZS CISPR 16.2.3:2020 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods, Part 2.3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements

        Comments are invited until 07/07/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS CISPR 16.1.4:2020 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods, Part 1.4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements

        Comments are invited until 07/07/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 13666:2020 Ophthalmic optics - Spectacle lenses - Vocabulary

        Comments are invited until 03/07/2020

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Latest articles

  • 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.

  • Electrical Wiring Rules have been updated

    AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations – Known as the Australian/ New Zealand Wiring Rules, has been updated. This is an important standard for the electrical industry, as it sets out the requirements for the design, construction, and verification of electrical installations. It’s important for New Zealanders in general too, as the standard is designed to protect people, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire, and physical injury.


  • 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.