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Standards Australia E-News December 2011

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2011 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) General Meeting

Industry Leaders Forum with NSW Fair Trading Minister

The Future of Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Standards Work Plan

Experts Convene on Smart Grid

Legionnaires Protection: Four New Standards

 

Final Stages: Gender Inclusive Job Evaluation Standard

Standards Australia Elected to ISO Council

Drafts Open for Comment

Proposed Withdrawals and Reconfirmations

List of Recently Published Standards

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2011 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) General Meeting

2011 IEC General MeetingThe world’s leading electrotechnical experts descended en masse in Melbourne in October to attend the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) General Meeting hosted by Standards Australia.

“The event is the world’s most significant meeting of electrotechnical minds,” said Colin Blair, Chief Executive Officer, Standards Australia.

The IEC General Meeting attracted over 1,300 people from 70 countries, with the event taking place over a 12 day period from 19 October more

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Industry Leaders Forum

Industry Leaders ForumAs part of our ongoing commitment to consumer protection, Standards Australia recently hosted the NSW Minister for Fair Trading, The Honourable Anthony Roberts MP, as our guest speaker at the Industry Leaders Forum.

The forum provided an opportunity for Standards Australia members and stakeholders to participate in high-level engagement with the Minister, and to hear first-hand NSW Government priorities and initiatives for the Fair Trading portfolio.

Photo, left to right: Libby Christie (Deputy Chairman, Standards Australia); The Hon Anthony Roberts MP (Minister for Fair Trading); Dr Alan Morrison (Chairman, Standards Australia); Colin Blair (Chief Executive Officer, Standards Australia).

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The Future of Electric Vehicles

Leading strategists in electric vehicle technology gathered as part of a forum hosted by Standards Australia, which coincided with the 75th General Meeting of the IEC in Melbourne. Attendees were privileged to hear from guest speakers including Dr Bernhard Thies, Mr Kristian Handberg, Ms Ziva Patir and Mr Mark McKenzie more

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Electric Vehicle Standards Work Plan

The Victorian Government through Department of Transport has commissioned Standards Australia to implement a work program under its Standards development processes. An electric vehicles technical committee representing industry and government has been constituted and will have the responsibility of developing Australian Standards for electric vehicles. View the work plan here

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Experts Convene on Smart Grid

Industry leaders in Smart Grid technology participated in a forum as part Standard Australia’s hosting of the 2011 IEC General Meeting, with guest speakers including Dr George Arnold, Mr Tom Barry, Mr Richard Schomberg and Mr Mark McKenzie.

CEO of Standards Australia, Colin Blair, said the forum demonstrated the high motivation across industry and government to ensure that Australia harnesses the full potential of Smart Grids as a means to achieve a more efficient energy grid more

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Legionnaires Protection: Four New Standards

Standards Australia has further refined its suite of standards protecting the community from the threat of legionnaires disease and other microbial organisms.

The revised standards improve what is already a very sound set of standards, to effectively manage the possible threat of legionnaires.

The objective of the revised Standard in the suite, AS/NZS 3666.4, is to provide a performance-based approach to air handling system maintenance to assist users in the control of micro-organisms.

The revised Standards update AS/NZS 3666 (parts one, two and three, with a new part four) more

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Final Stages: Gender Inclusive Job Evaluation Standard

2011 IEC General MeetingThe Standards Australia Committee on Gender Inclusive Job Evaluation and Grading has now considered all public comment on the draft Standard. The Standard will be ready for formal ballot early in 2012, and if approved will be published and available in the first quarter of 2012.

The voluntary Standard will provide a guide to minimising gender bias in job evaluation and grading; encourage structured participation in job evaluation and grading; and suggest principles which can be applied in the classification and grading of jobs.

Key experts in human resources management, job evaluation and grading, and other stakeholders, including employer groups, unions and academics, developed and refined the draft Standard. They took into account public comment received between July and September this year.

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Standards Australia Elected to ISO Council

Standards Australia was elected to the Council of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) at the ISO General Assembly in New Delhi, India.

The election provides recognition of Australian engagement in international standardisation, and builds on the already strong connection between Standards Australia and the world’s pre-eminent standards body more

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Drafts Open for Comment

An important stage in the development of an Australian Standard is the public comment period in which drafts are made publicly available in order for members of the general public to contribute their views on the content. The public comment period is usually open for two to three months.

A list of drafts currently open for comment is provided here

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Proposed Withdrawals and Reconfirmations

Standards Australia is committed to maintaining a contemporary and relevant suite of Australian Standards. Australian Standards that have been reviewed and are intended to be either withdrawn or reconfirmed without technical changes, will be listed on this website for public feedback before the proposed actions become effective. View the list of proposed Withdrawals and Reconfirmations here

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List of Recently Published Standards

Standards are the result of the collective efforts of many individuals. Standards Australia appreciates the time invested by Committee Members to create the Standards. For a list of Standards published since our previous update visit here