International presentations: invitation
We would like to invite International Review Group members, New Zealand delegates on international standards organisation committees, regulators, and interested stakeholders to attend presentations on the revision of international standard ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems – Requirements and to discuss the ISO strategy for the next 4 years with ISO Secretary-General Rob Steele … more
Welcome to new Standards Council member
We recently welcomed John Boshier to the Standards Council. John is the Principal of his own company, Boshier Consulting, and works on energy and organisational matters. Previous positions held by John include Executive Director of the National Generators Forum (the representative body for Australia’s electricity generators); Chief Executive of Engineers Australia; General Manager in the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, and Chief Executive of Capital Power, Wellington’s electricity retailer.
As well as a member of the Standards Council, John is also on the Testing Laboratory Registration Council. He is a Trustee of the Engineering Foundation and a member of the IPENZ Wellington Branch committee.
Big win at excellence awards for committee
All of us at Standards New Zealand are delighted that one of our committees won a top award at the recent Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s (IPWEA NZ) excellence awards.
Our committee, P 3910, which undertook a comprehensive 2-year review of NZS 3910 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction, won the IPWEA Projects of investigation, reporting systems, or processes award … more
New CIO information management and security standards set
A new Information management and security set we have available has been specially designed for chief information officers. The set includes essential business standards for corporate governance of information technology, risk management, business continuity, IT service management, and information security management systems … more
Updated Standards Australia committee member deed
Standards Australia has updated their committee member deed that all representatives on committees led by Standards Australia are required to sign. This includes joint standards committees and thus the New Zealand members … more
Recent articles in Touchstone including new publications
Standard for screening, risk assessment, and intervention for family violence
Our standard NZS 8006:2006 Screening, risk assessment and intervention for family violence including child abuse and neglect establishes the minimum requirements that should be met by individuals and agencies/services involved in working with families living with family violence, child abuse, or neglect … more
Amendment to NZS 6115:2006 Electrical installations – Mobile medical facilities
NZS 6115 provides guidance for the construction, inspection, and testing of electrical installations in mobile medical facilities. It is intended to cover installations in caravans, motor homes, trailers, and similar vehicles which have been purpose-built or converted to provide mobile medical facilities outside fixed medical facilities.
We have published an amendment to NZS 6115 to permit the use of connectors complying with AS/NZS 3123 and to allow alternate methods of disconnecting the supply in the event of a fault … more
New standard for children’s nightwear and limited daywear
We have available a new version of the standard AS/NZS 1249 Children’s nightwear and limited daywear having reduced fire hazard. The new version contains a number of significant changes including:
- rationalisation of the flammability tests and trim requirements
- modification to the flammability test method to identify materials that melt and drip
- during testing
- introduction of new cautionary labels
- improvement and clarification of complex parts of the standard in order to provide users with a more workable document ... more
Preventing procurement fraud
A new standard helps organisations to prevent procurement fraud, BS 10501:2014 Guide to implementing procurement fraud controls … more
Protective footwear for firefighters
We have published a new standard AS/NZS 4821:2014 – Protective footwear for firefighters – Requirements and test methods … more