Standards NZ has listed 51 standards which be withdrawn because of their age. They’re among 1300 which Standards Australia is reviewing.
Submissions on the proposed withdrawals close on Friday 21 February.
Standards NZ said this week: “It is essential that standards mirror current practice, are technologically up to date and reflect current views on safety, quality & environmental impact. Standards Australia is reviewing 1300 standards that are greater than 10 years old.
“A proportion of Standards Australia’s catalogue comprises joint Australian/New Zealand standards that are led by Standards Australia (Standards Australia holds the secretariat responsible for the standards development). These standards are being reviewed by joint standards development committees on which New Zealand has nominated representatives.
“The committees are assessing the ageing standards and making recommendations to:
- reconfirm the standard without changes
- withdraw the standard
- make the standard obsolete, or
- revise the standard.”
Attribution: Standards NZ release.