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LP gas-fuel systems for vehicles

Electrically powered wheelchairs

Bitumen for pavements

Project Prioritisation and Selection Process

Electronic Project Proposal Form

 

Project Proposal Prioritisation Seminars

Review of Australian Standards

Sector Updates

Drafts Open for Comment

LP gas-fuel systems for vehicles

Standards Australia has released a revision of AS/NZS 1425 LP Gas Fuel Systems for Vehicle Engines.

“This is a critical revision for the motor vehicle industry to ensure all fuel systems are safe and reliable,” said Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Standards Australia more

Electrically powered wheelchairs

Standards Australia has released a revision of the joint standard for electrically powered wheelchairs, including mobile scooters.

“This standard is about advancing the safety and protection of wheelchairs users,” said Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Standards Australia more

Bitumen for pavements

Standards Australia has released a new version of AS 2008-2013 Bitumen for pavements.

Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Standards Australia, said the revision promotes appropriate engineering use and helping to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers more

 

Project Prioritisation and Selection Process

Standards Australia has successfully completed the seventh round of the Project Prioritisation and Selection Process. We received 103 submissions comprising 161 projects across all sectors. The Standards Development Committee met in November 2013 to consider received proposals.

Standards Australia is currently advising proponents on the outcomes of their submissions. A complete list of approved projects will be published on our sector updates page mid-next week. Standards Australia will commence projects approved in this round on a staged basis.

The next round will open in February 2014, with the Standards Development Committee meeting to consider proposals received in the next round in May 2014. Further details on upcoming rounds of the selection process are available here more

Electronic Project Proposal Form

From February 2014 Standards Australia will be transitioning to an electronic project proposal form. It will be designed to make the process of developing a proposal simpler, and easier, for proponents and stakeholders.

The fundamentals of the proposal process will remain the same. Over the coming six months the current PDF based form will be phased-out.

End user testing will be undertaken in the coming weeks, and we are seeking expressions of interest from stakeholders who would like to participate in the testing. Please contact the National Sector Management team should you wish to take part: nsm@standards.org.au

Project Proposal Prioritisation Seminars

4 February   Sydney
12 February   Canberra
13 February   Sydney
13 February   Melbourne
21 February   Adelaide
24 February   Brisbane
25 February   Hobart
26 February   Melbourne
28 February   Darwin
6 March   Perth
Standards Australia will be conducting information seminars on the project proposal process, including an introduction to the new electronic proposal form, in all capital cities in February and March 2014. This is an opportunity to speak to the National Sector Management team about the process.

Details will be released shortly regarding venues and times, but if you are interested in attending, please put a placeholder in your diary.

Review of Australian Standards

Standards Australia is committed to maintaining a contemporary and relevant suite of Australian Standards. During 2013 we have been working with technical committees to review our suite of current publications over 10 years old.

The review has enabled us to identify standards which need to be considered for revision, withdrawal or obsolescence. Standards not requiring changes have been reconfirmed. Over 1,000 documents have been reviewed to date and we appreciate the support we have received from committee members during this period.

We are about to undertake the second phase of this process which will see us working with committees who do not currently have active projects.

To ensure that relevant stakeholders are consulted nominating organisations will be asked to reconfirm the details of their current committee members or when positions are vacant, be asked to nominate experts who can provide advice regarding whether the standard can be reconfirmed, or whether it should be withdrawn, made obsolescent or revised.

We look forward to working with all technical committees and nominating organisations on this process.

Sector Updates

Stay across the latest Standards Australia news for your industry sector by viewing the latest Sector Updates. You will find information on approved standards development projects, draft standards that are currently out for public comment, recently published documents and publications that have been withdrawn here

Drafts Open for Comment

An important stage in the development of an Australian Standard is the public comment period in which drafts are made available in order for members of the general public to contribute their views on the content. A list of drafts currently open for comment is provided here