Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand


Welcome to my May update for Touchstone.


Health standards proposed for withdrawal

At present we are consulting on three Standards New Zealand publications in the health sector. These publications are proposed for withdrawal as they contain material that is out of date and in the opinion of the Ministry of Health they are not fit for purpose … more

Amendment to AS/NZS 3012:2010 with separate New Zealand-only appendix – Public comment

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on an amendment to AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites. Note that there are two separate documents to review, one for New Zealand-only content and one for joint Australian/New Zealand content  more

Amendment on aviation electrical installations to NZS 6114 – Public comment

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on the draft Amendment No. 2 to NZS 6114:2006 Electrical installations – Requirements for the safe supply of electricity to installations/facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequenciesmore

Information security standard revised – ISO/IEC 27000

A new edition of ISO/IEC 27000:2018 provides the overview of information security management systems (ISMS), and terms and definitions commonly used in the ISMS ISO/IEC 27001 family of standards … more

Industry news

WorkSafe – Reducing accidents involving vehicles on farms

WorkSafe has started a major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms. WorkSafe will work with the sector on new and improved guidance, standards, and training to help farmers make the right decisions … more

Product safety – It’s your business

There are thousands of different consumer products on the market and almost daily we see new products being launched. How does a business ensure their products are safe, especially if there are no regulations to help provide some guidance? … more

International news

Tackling counterfeit with ISO and IEC standards

Counterfeit goods are nothing new, but with globalisation, the internet, and increased movement of goods the fakes business is booming. From fake versions of widely sold pharmaceutical brands to phony designer watches and handbags, counterfeit has grown into a thriving underground economy ... more

New ISO technical committee for ageing societies

The world’s population is ageing, just like each of us, and governments, communities and businesses need to adapt. A new ISO technical committee has just been formed to help … more

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