Issue 45 – December 2012
Peter Fisher won a Meritorious Service Award in September 2012 and this month Debbie Chin, Standards New Zealand's Chief Executive, presented Peter with his award.
Peter has contributed to numerous safety Standards. He is an active member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committee (TC) 127, Earth-moving machinery, and associated subcommittees and working groups.
Peter is now a private consultant after a distinguished career of over 34 years at the Department of Labour.
He was invited in 2000 to join ISO TC 127 and to lead a newly formed working group on roll-over protection for excavators. As one of its projects, the working group developed ISO 12117-2:2008 Earth-moving machinery – Laboratory tests and performance requirements for protective structures of excavators – Part 2: Roll-over protective structures (ROPS) for excavators of over 6 t.
In 2008, Peter and other ISO TC 127 committee members were awarded the Lawrence Eicher Leadership Award for their outstanding work in developing ISO 12117-2.