Welcome to our August update. It’s been a busy time since our last newsletter, with several key events taking place and some important initiatives developing good traction. Read more
Standards New Zealand is looking for partners to work with us on digitally innovative ways to repurpose standards content. The aim is ensure that standards are accessible by the people who need to use them, at the right time, and in an effective format. Our first partner in this 'value add' programme is Kiwi document automation specialists, LawHawk. Read about how this award-winning company is using their innovative technology to deliver significant time saving to standard construction contracts.
Provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process. These activities include the individual(s) managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.View product page
Provides requirements for the design, construction, assessment, verification and marking of rooms used to protect internal equipment by pressurization or artificial ventilation or both. Applicable when located in an explosive gas atmosphere or combustible dust atmosphere hazardous area with or without an internal source of a flammable gas or vapour. It also includes a room located in a non-hazardous area that has an internal source of release of a flammable gas or vapour. This document deals with rooms that are partially constructed in a manufacturer’s facility and intended to have the final installation completed on-site, as well as rooms that are constructed completely on-site. Rooms partially constructed in a manufacturer’s facility may include third party verification. For rooms built on-site, this document can be used by plant operators as a guide for assessment of those facilities. This document represents a major technical revision of the requirements for equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v" and should be considered as introducing all new requirements. This standard is an adoption with national modifications, and has been reproduced from, IEC 60079-13:2017 (ED. 2.0).View product page
Provide users, manufacturers and designers of scaffolding systems with unified rules for the design and detailing of scaffolding systems using principles of engineering design as detailed in this Standard. It includes specifications for catch platforms erected on scaffolds and covers temporary stairways for use on a general construction site. Scaffolding required to also act as roof edge protection is now linked to AS/NZS 4994.1 Temporary edge protection, Part 1: General requirements and AS/NZS 4994.2 Temporary edge protection, Part 2: Roof edge protection - Installation and dismantling.
Superseded by AS/NZS ISO 19011:2019View replacement product
Superseded by AS/NZS 1576.1:2019View replacement product
Withdrawn without replacement.
Withdrawn without replacement.
Comments are invited until 03/10/2019View this draft
Comments are invited until 11/10/2019View this draft
Comments are invited until 04/10/2019View this draft
18 June 2019
We recently hosted an event for Techweek 2019, where our expert panel discussed the role of standards in the digital economy under the topic, 'Are we innovating for the best or is it the Wild West?'
Read the key themes and 10 hot areas to keep an eye on for the rest of this year, and next.
09 May 2019
Standards Australia (SA) and Standards New Zealand have agreed to extend for a futher 12 months the pilot where the commissioning fees for joint Standards development projects for the Identical Adoption of ISO and IEC Standards would be waived. This means that if Australian and New Zealand stakeholders support the joint adoption of an ISO or IEC standard, the work can progress promptly.
07 May 2019
NZS 8156:2019 Ambulance, paramedicine, and patient transfer services has been revised, in partnership with Ambulance New Zealand, bringing best practice in this sector up to date. This standard is the basis for measuring quality, safety, and competency within New Zealand’s road ambulance and aeromedical services.
01 April 2019
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.
07 March 2019
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.
25 February 2019
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.
25 February 2019
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.
12 February 2019
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.
29 January 2019
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.
23 January 2019
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.