CE update


Welcome to my July update. 

Standards New Zealand work programme

We have recently updated our work programme. This is a list of New Zealand and joint standards that are in development … more 

Draft standards for refrigeration systems out for public comment

We have many draft standards out for public comment, including five proposed new Australian/New Zealand standards for refrigeration systems and refrigerants. These drafts include not only safety requirements, but also the environmental aspects of system construction, leak prevention, vibration, maintenance, log books, repair, and recovery of refrigerant … more  

IECEx hazardous areas seminar

I have advised in earlier updates about the IECEx committee meetings being held in Christchurch 14 – 18 September this year. The committee comprises many of the world’s top experts in the safety of electrical equipment in hazardous or explosive areas. There is a 1-day open seminar that offers an opportunity to learn from these experts. Our earlybird registration special for the seminar ends at the end of July … more

NZS 8100:2015 Dairy herd testing

We have revised the New Zealand standard for dairy herd testing and will be publishing the new edition this month. NZS 8100:2015 is a significant standard as it defines those standards required to meet the objectives of the Herd Testing Regulations. Please check in Touchstone next week in the Business section for more information on the publication date. 

Low volume vehicle review

We are pleased to be undertaking a review on behalf of the New Zealand Transport Agency of the certification process for vehicles built from scratch or modified for a specialised purpose. The review of the low volume vehicle (LVV) certification process is about ensuring vehicles built from scratch or modified for a specialised purpose are safe to be on the road … more  

Upcoming publications

We have many standards on our list for publication over the next few months, including NZS 1170.5:2004 A1 Structural design actions – Earthquake actions – New Zealand; NZS 4407:2015 Methods of sampling and testing road aggregates; NZS 4246:2015 Energy efficiency – Installing insulation in residential buildings; and NZS 3101:2006 A3: Concrete structures standard. Notification of publication of all of these will be in Touchstone. 

DZ 5828 Playground equipment and surfacing

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on the draft standard, DZ 5828 Playground equipment and surfacing. The committee will now consider the comments. We expect to publish the revised standard later this year. 

Best wishes







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