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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

  • Draft for comment (3)

      • DR AS/NZS 4024.3703:2020 Safety of machinery, Part 3703: Machines for compacting waste materials or recyclable fractions - Vertical baling presses - Safety requirements

        Comments are invited until 17/09/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 19165.2:2020 Geographic information - Preservation of digital data and metadata, Part 2: Content specifications for Earth observation data and derived digital products

        Comments are invited until 15/09/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS 2161.2:2020 Occupational protective gloves, Part 2: General requirements and test methods

        Comments are invited until 15/09/2020

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (2)

      • AS/NZS CISPR 13:2012 Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement

      • AS/NZS CISPR 22:2009 Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement

  • Standards Published (5)

      • AS/NZS IEC 61231:2020 International lamp coding system (ILCOS)

        Standard adopts IEC 61231:2010 Amd 1:2013 CSV, which gives the rules for the international lamp coding system and covers all lamp categories, excluding vehicle lamps. Coding for the main lamp types is specified and, for the others, will follow by amendments to this standard as appropriate. This standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, IEC 61231:2010 Amd 1:2013 International lamp coding system (ILCOS). Supersedes AS/NZS 61231:2001

         

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      • AS/NZS 3123:2005 A1 Approval and test specification - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application

        Amendment applies to the Preface, Clauses 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4, and Figure 7 (new).  AS/NZS 3123:2005 remains current with Amdt 1 taking effect on 17 July 2022

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      • SA/SNZ TS ISO/IEC 20748.3:2020 Information technology for learning, education and training - Learning analytics interoperability, Part 3: Guidelines for data interoperability

        Objective of this document is to specify guidelines for mapping between different learning analytics data representations. Using xAPI and IMS Caliper as reference specifications, this document introduces data API regarding learning analytics as well as guidelines to use the APIs, which can be generalized to other contexts. Both syntactic and semantic mappings are in scope. This document is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO/IEC TS 20748-3:2020 Information technology for learning, education and training - Learning analytics interoperability - Part 3: Guidelines for data interoperability.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2017 A1 (Excludes IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.29: Particular requirements for battery chargers

        Amendment applies to clauses 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 22, 24 and Annexes. The IEC text in this amendment takes effect two years from the date of publication of this amendment. During this period the Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2017 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.80:2016 A1 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.80: Particular requirements for fans

        Amendment applies to the Foreword and the national variations. The national variations in this amendment take effect on 26 June 2022. During this period the Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.80:2016 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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Latest articles

  • 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 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.