Update from the NZSE

Welcome to my July update for Touchstone. Click on the link for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: publications and calls for public consultation, international standards, and industry guidance.

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Publication announcements

  • Draft for comment (7)

      • DR AS/NZS 60601.2.10:2018 Medical electrical equipment – Part 2.10: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of nerve and muscle stimulators

        Comments are invited until 07/09/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 60601.2.54:2018 Medical electrical equipment — Part 2.54: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopy

        Comments are invited until 07/09/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 60601.2.24:2018 Medical electrical equipment — Part 2.24: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infusion pumps and controllers

        Comments are invited until 07/09/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 2455.2:2018 Textile floor coverings - Installation practice - Part 2: Carpet tiles

        Comments are invited until 11/10/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 2455.1:2018 Textile floor coverings - Installation practice - Part 1: General

        Comments are invited until 11/10/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 1891.1:2018 Personal Equipment for Work at Height - Part 1: Manufacturing requirements for full body combination and lower body harnesses

        Comments are invited until 11/10/2018

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      • DR AS/NZS 1891.3:2018 Personal Equipment for Work at Height - Part 3: Fall-arrest devices

        Comments are invited until 11/10/2018

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (3)

      • AS/NZS 1050.30:1994 Methods for the analysis of iron and steel - Determination of boron content - Curcumin spectrophotometric method

        Withdrawn without replacement

      • AS/NZS 4589:1999 Micrographics - Microfilming of documents on 16 mm and 35 mm silver-gelatin type microfilm - Operating procedures

        Withdrawn without replacement

      • AS/NZS ISO 11137.2:2006 Sterilization of health care products - Radiation - Establishing the sterilization dose

        Withdrawn without replacement

Latest articles

  • Effective product labelling – Updated ISO/IEC guide

    ISO/IEC Guide 14:2018 Products and related services – Information for consumers has been updated to reflect changes in product labelling technology and the needs of a wider audience. The guide is useful for those involved in product labelling, like product designers, manufacturers, technical writers, and marketers.

  • Secrets of business success in updated ISO 9004

    The updated ISO 9004:2018 divulges the secrets and strategies of some of the longest lasting businesses around the world. ISO 9004:2018 Quality management – Quality of an organization – Guidance to achieve sustained success helps other organisations to stay afloat in a rapidly changing world.

  • Latest guide – New Zealand’s standards and conformance system

    A Guide to New Zealand’s Standards and Conformance System provides a broad overview of the standards and conformance system in New Zealand. The guide was published in March 2018. It is targeted at businesses, consumers, regulators, and those working within the system.

  • New flammable refrigerant fact sheets

    Four new flammable refrigerant fact sheets are available from the Climate Control Companies Association New Zealand (CCCANZ). The fact sheets aim to ensure the industry is well informed about the potential risks associated with the use of flammable refrigerants in New Zealand.

  • Asbestos quick guides for tradies

    If you’re a builder, plumber, electrician, or painter, WorkSafe has launched four new guides so you can quickly understand your responsibilities and how to manage risks around working with or near asbestos.

  • Electrical safety standards work recognised – Pat Cunniffe

    In May, in a ceremony in Rotorua, Pat Cunniffe was presented with the prestigious Tom Leong Award for her contribution to electrical safety in New Zealand. Pat is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and a consumer advocate on many boards and standards committees, here and overseas.

  • New technical specification – For auditors of ISO 45001 workplace safety standard

    Hot on the heels of the world’s first international standard for occupational health and safety comes a new technical specification to ensure those auditing it are up to scratch. ISO/IEC TS 17021-10:2018 defines the skills and knowledge that audit and certification bodies need when they are auditing organisations that have implemented the health and safety standard ISO 45001:2018.

  • Public comment – DZ ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems

    ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is to be identically adopted in New Zealand. The standard can help New Zealand businesses provide a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions. The draft version of the standard, with the designation DZ ISO 45001:2018, is now available for public comment.