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New ‘man overboard’ guidelines improve cruising safety

Sawyer Glacier from Cruise ship

Cruising never ceases to grow in popularity. Yet what few like to consider is the small but real number of holidaymakers who fall overboard. New international guidelines from ISO aim to provide a boost to the technology that detects such incidents and helps them get back on board.

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  • Electrical Standard amendment bridges gap for aviation industry

    Section 6 of NZS 6114 has been amended, providing the New Zealand civilian and military aviation industries with a Standard covering the design and repair of aviation-related electrical systems in the airport environment, including the aircraft, airstairs, GPU, hangar and workbench.

    The update clarifies and gives guidance on a common method for the safe supply of electricity to installations, facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequencies in the aviation environment.

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  • New standard for ski and tourism operators – Improving chairlift safety

    Standards New Zealand has published NZS 8635:2018 Passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors. Ski and tourism operators will use the new standard to improve the safety of chairlifts, gondolas and similar uphill facilities.

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The transport sector

An efficient and stable transport system is fundamental to any country's economic and social growth. New Zealand's traffic volumes are forecast to dramatically increase over the coming years and standards will play an important role in meeting consumers' high expectations and changing needs.

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