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Standard to help with new regulations for building work

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:36 pm | Standards New Zealand

New consumer protection regulations for building work costing $30,000 and over are expected to take effect from 1 January 2015. Acting Chief Executive of Standards New Zealand, Michelle Wessing, said the New Zealand standard 3902 Housing, alterations ... More >>

From No. 8 wire to bungy jumping – World Standards Day

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:41 pm | Standards New Zealand

Did you know that the first New Zealand standard developed was for No. 8 wire? And that New Zealand was the first country in the world to establish a standard for bungy jumping? More >>

New iBook for DIYers to improve access for disabled people

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:49 am | Standards New Zealand

A new iBook will help DIYers – and trades people – with improving building access for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on access ways and ramps. More >>

Revised standard for flotation aids

Monday, 1 September 2014, 5:27 pm | Standards New Zealand

A new standard for flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition has been published by Standards New Zealand. AS/NZS 1900:2014 Flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition specifies the design and performance requirements ... More >>

Award winners make NZ safer and more prosperous

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:46 pm | Standards New Zealand

Awards were presented at the Beehive this week to people whose work plays a significant part in making New Zealand a safer and more prosperous place to live. More >>

Revised standard for testing child restraints

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:13 pm | Standards New Zealand

Revised standard for testing child restraints A revised joint Australia/New Zealand standard provides manufacturers and testing authorities with a method for testing a child restraint for ease of adjustment. The test set out in AS/NZS 3629.4:2014 ... More >>

New standard for hand signals used with cranes

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:01 pm | Standards New Zealand

A set of universal hand signals has been published. The set is for adoption wherever lifting operations take place in building or construction and will make those operations safer and more efficient. More >>

New standard for measurement of ‘water footprint’

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:02 am | Standards New Zealand

A new international standard will guide organisations to measure their 'water footprint', and New Zealanders were involved in developing the standard. More >>

Big win at excellence awards for committee

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:30 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand is delighted that one of its committees won a top award at the recent Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s (IPWEA NZ) excellence awards, Acting Chief Executive Michelle Wessing said today. More >>

Improving the safety of gas appliances and installations

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:15 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has published and reconfirmed several gas standards that will improve the safety of many gas appliances. More >>

Helping electricity and gas industries to improve safety

Monday, 26 May 2014, 5:29 pm | Standards New Zealand

Electricity and gas industries will benefit from a new risk-based standard that helps them manage their assets to reduce risk and improve public safety. More >>

New sustainable forestry management standard

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 4:03 pm | Standards New Zealand

A new standard provides forest owners and managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria that support the sustainable management of forests. More >>

Risk management and gas installation standards

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 3:27 pm | Standards New Zealand

Keeping up to date with the latest industry developments is essential. To make it easier, we've brought together the latest publications covering risk management guidelines and gas installations in line with good practice. This is a new service Standards ... More >>

Electrical installations in dairy sheds – new handbook

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 12:42 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has published a new handbook on electrical installations in dairy sheds, SNZ HB 6117:2014. It provides the recommended trade practice on how to build dairy sheds that minimise stray voltage, which can disturb cows. More >>

New IT governance standard

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 10:56 am | Standards New Zealand

Governance of IT enabled projects will support governance leaders to successfully guide major information technology projects. More >>

Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering

Friday, 13 December 2013, 11:41 am | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has published NZS 3916:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering – Design and construct . NZS 3916 is one of three tailored standards that ensure contracts for building and civil engineering are suited to ... More >>

Automatic fire sprinkler systems standard

Monday, 2 December 2013, 10:13 am | Standards New Zealand

The New Zealand standard for automatic fire sprinklers, NZS 4541:2007, has undergone a limited technical review and has now been published by Standards New Zealand as NZS 4541:2013 Automatic fire sprinkler systems . More >>

New ISO technical specification for carbon footprinting

Monday, 4 November 2013, 11:32 am | Standards New Zealand

ISO/TS 14067:2013 Greenhouse gases – Carbon footprint of products – Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication was published in May 2013.The technical specification covers principles, requirements, and guidelines for the quantification ... More >>

Conditions of contract standard published

Monday, 21 October 2013, 12:02 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand recently published NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction . As the most widely used standard form of contract in New Zealand, the updated standard will be particularly welcome by ... More >>

Standards New Zealand CE secondment to Capital & Coast DHB

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 3:28 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand Chief Executive, Debbie Chin, is to be released on secondment for six months to act in the capacity of Interim Chief Executive of Capital & Coast District Health Board following the resignation of its Chief Executive Mary Bonner. More >>

 

 

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