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Electric vehicles ready to charge ahead: 2 new IEC Standards

Friday, 25 November 2011, 10:25 am | Standards New Zealand

The publication of two International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) electric vehicle (EV) charging Standards lifts a major hurdle for the EV charging infrastructure and supports the mass adoption of electric vehicles. The two Standards reflect a global ... More >>

Carbon footprinting – revised BSI Standard available free

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 4:41 pm | Standards New Zealand

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has published a revised edition of the Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services PAS 2050:2011. PAS 2050 is the BSI Standard used by organisations internationally ... More >>

Revised Standard on rural and urban addressing

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 4:28 pm | Standards New Zealand

A newly revised Australian/New Zealand Standard on rural and urban addressing will be of significant community and national benefit, Debbie Chin, Chief Executive of Standards New Zealand said today. More >>

Security officers Standard published

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 2:42 pm | Standards New Zealand

STANDARDS NEW ZEALAND MEDIA RELEASE Security officers Standard published 27 October 2011 A new Standard for guard and patrol security services specifies the perceived minimum requirements that are attainable by all security companies, regardless of ... More >>

Home and community support sector Standard

Friday, 14 October 2011, 8:21 pm | Standards New Zealand

The draft Home and community support sector Standard DZ 8158 (a revision of NZS 8158:2003) is available for public comment until 4 November 2011 . The revision of NZS 8158 was driven by a desire to continually improve the quality of home support services. ... More >>

Timber-framed buildings – new Handbook Published

Friday, 14 October 2011, 5:46 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand recently published SNZ HB 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings: Selected extracts from NZS 3604:2011 . SNZ HB 3604 provides users with a collection of figures and tables extracted from NZS 3604:2011 that are commonly used on-site. ... More >>

Electrical update – NZ-only Amendment A to Wiring Rules

Friday, 14 October 2011, 5:43 pm | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand recently published a New Zealand-only amendment to AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australia/New Zealand Wiring Rules) . Amendment A: More >>

Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Products and Services

Friday, 14 October 2011, 5:34 pm | Standards New Zealand

Environmental management systems – Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign ISO 14006:2011 gives ‘how to’ guidance to product and service organisations on incorporating ecodesign into any environmental, quality, or similar management system. The goal ... More >>

Standards make the world go round –World Standards Day 14 Oct

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 12:16 pm | Standards New Zealand

The standardisation of containers in the last century meant that they could be shipped and handled virtually anywhere in the world. Today, it is estimated that over 20 million interoperable containers are used to move about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide. ... More >>

New international Standard great news for business

Monday, 3 October 2011, 10:39 am | Standards New Zealand

A new international Standard that improves business and quality performance is great news and will help businesses increase customer satisfaction and become more competitive, Standards New Zealand Chief Executive Debbie Chin said today. More >>

ISO contact lenses Standard updated

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 3:11 pm | Standards New Zealand

With millions of people around the world using contact lenses, it is important to make sure that these are safe to wear. However, different countries may have different regulations, which creates confusion for manufacturers, suppliers, and even users. ... More >>

Risk management for ITnetworks incorporating medical devices

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:18 pm | Standards New Zealand

Recognising that medical devices are incorporated into IT-networks to achieve desirable benefits (for example, interoperability), a new Standard defines the roles, responsibilities, and activities necessary for risk management of IT-networks incorporating medical ... More >>

New energy management Standard impacts the bottom line

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:16 pm | Standards New Zealand

Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use ISO 50001:2011 offers a framework to help organisations to improve energy management and efficiency. Substantial improvements in energy efficiency, with positive financial impacts, were experienced ... More >>

2010 Standards Meritorious Service Awards announced

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 10:47 am | Standards New Zealand

Winners of Standards New Zealand's 2010 Meritorious Service Awards were recognised at awards breakfasts in Wellington on 6 April 2011 and Auckland on 15 April 2011. More >>

Standards Council offers support to the Canterbury community

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 1:41 pm | Standards New Zealand

The Standards Council has expressed its support and sympathy to everyone affected by the recent Christchurch earthquake, and is putting in place ways in which its operating arm (Standards New Zealand) can help the Canterbury community as it recovers ... More >>

New Zealand to form NZ ‘international review’ group

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 4:14 pm | Standards New Zealand

New Zealand (NZ) IT stakeholders and technical industry experts are to form a NZ ‘international review’ group to an ISO/IEC subcommittee on cloud computing services. This is the outcome of a 1-day workshop held in Wellington during January 2011 by ... More >>

Fire alarm systems in buildings – revised Standard

Monday, 18 October 2010, 10:20 am | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has published a revised Standard for Fire detection and alarm systems in buildings , NZS 4512:2010 NZS 4512 provides requirements for fire alarm systems in buildings to enable a fire warning to operate as early as possible, help ... More >>

Fire alarm systems in buildings – revised Standard

Friday, 15 October 2010, 11:24 am | Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand has published a revised Standard for Fire detection and alarm systems in buildings , NZS 4512:2010. NZS 4512 provides requirements for fire alarm systems in buildings to enable a fire warning to operate as early as possible, help ... More >>

ISO toughens toy safety for hazard-free play

Friday, 11 June 2010, 1:26 pm | Standards New Zealand

Millions of toys have been recalled around the world because of hazardous levels of lead or cadmium, choking hazards, dangerous magnets, and other safety hazards. Two new Standards in the ISO 8124 toy safety series aim to reduce the risk of a child ... More >>

Electrical appliances and power tools – safety

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 12:19 pm | Standards New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand joint electrical Standards developed by EL-002, the ‘Joint Australian/New Zealand committee on the safety of household and similar electrical appliances, tools, small power transformers, and power supplies’, are used by manufacturers, ... More >>