Update from the CE


Improvements for committee members online

I am pleased to advise that we will be introducing improvements to our online committee tool SPEX in early July. These include a new look and feel, an updated logo to be more consistent with our brand, responsive design so it is easier to use on tablets and phones, a new search function, and a new balloting system. Further changes are planned for later this year and we will be asking for feedback from committee members on these.

Updated work programme

We have recently updated our work programme which details New Zealand and joint standards that are in development. This programme is updated every three months … more 

New gas safety standards

We have published and reconfirmed several gas standards that will improve the safety of many gas appliances. These include portable gas appliances, gas space heating appliances, domestic outdoor gas barbecues, decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances, and existing gas installations … more 

Comment sought on draft ISO strategy

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a consultation document to help it develop its strategy for 2016 – 2020. The document is for the organisation as a whole, so it includes members, the central secretariat, and the technical communities. We encourage you to comment on the draft strategy … more 

And comment sought on draft of ISO 9001

The international standard ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems – Requirements is being revised, with the revised edition scheduled for publication in late 2015. 

The draft international standard, ISO/DIS 9001:2014, has now been published by ISO. There is a period of time allowing for translation before it is launched for public comment on 7 July … more  

What we will do in the next year

The Standards Council Statement of Performance Expectations 2014/15 can now be viewed on our website. It describes the activities we will undertake over the 2014/15 financial year and our forecast financial performance. To provide context for our activities, it also gives a brief update on changes to our operating environment since we published the 2013 – 2016 Statement of Intent. It does not set out specific performance expectations for our activities, as these are not directly funded through government appropriation or levies, fees, or charges prescribed by or under any Act … more  

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. The main changes within this new deed relate to Standard's Australia's privacy policy that has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Privacy Act 1988 … more

Australia and New Zealand Internet award entry

We have submitted an entry in the 2014 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs). We are proud of the refresh we undertook on our website last year and have entered it in the ‘Information’ category of the awards. The finalists in each category will be announced in mid-July.


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