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Australian Standards

Standards Australia is the nation’s leading non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation; representative of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

They support the development of new and existing Australian Standards across a variety of sections along with the adoption of international standards.

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Recent Updates + Amendments 

Below are relevant standards widely applied within the Healthcare and Facility Management sector that have recent amendments made .

For full access to the detailed document, please visit Standards Australia.

Electric Cables

AS 3000:2018

Electrical Installations (Wiring Rules)

The changes are focused primarily on:

1. The removal of references to the obsolete and withdrawn switchboard standard AS/NZS 3439. This means that from the date of the publication of the amendment, only switchboards complying to the AS/NZS 61439 series will be allowed to be installed unless certain conditions are met.
2. The addition of the recently updated AS/NZS 3112:2017 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets, which replaces the withdrawn AS/NZS 60884.1.

Published/Amended Date 24/05/2023

Patient Room

AS/NZS 3003:2018/Amdt 1:2019

Electrical Installations (Patient Areas)

The changes include: mandatory RCD requirements for protected circuits and alterations and repairs clarified. changes to installation requirements for cables that pass through bulk insulation. revised requirements for exclusion zones for socket outlets and light switches in bathrooms and laundries

Published/Amended Date 29/7/2019

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ISO 5500 Series

Asset Management

AS ISO 55000:2014 (Asset Management- Overview, principles and terminology)  Further to this AS ISO 55002:2019 (Asset management-Management systems- Guidelines for the application of 55001) Published in 2019 .                                                                                          What is the difference between ISO 55000 and 55001 and 55002?
ISO 55000 – contains terminology and an overview of asset management standards. ISO 55001 – specifies the requirements for effective and efficient asset management systems. ISO 55002 – gives guidance on how to implement, maintain and control the management system

Published/Amended Date 2014

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AS 1319:1994

Safety Signs for the Occupational Environment

Reconfirmed 21/09/2018. This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2018 and remains current in New Zealand

Published/Amended Date 2014

Engineer Examining Air Conditioner

AS 1668 Set-2016

Mechanical Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Buildings

The use of ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings Set- No further amendment has been made.

Published/Amended Date 2016

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AS 3666:2011

Air Handling and Water Systems of Buildings – Microbial Control

The AS/NZS 3666 Series includes four Standards that cover the various aspects of design, installation, commissioning, cleaning, operation, and maintenance of air conditioning systems including cooling water systems.

Published/Amended Date 2011

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AS/NZS 3009:1998

Emergency Power Supplies in Hospitals

No further amendment has been made.

Published/Amended Date 1998

Healthcare Standards 

Through this platform we will provide users with amendments and updates on standards throughout a variety of sectors as well as the adoption of international standards. Some of which are displayed below:

Green and Red Wires

Wiring Rules 

AS/NZS 3000:2018

Financial Report

Requirements with guidance for use of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018

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Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices 

AS/NZS 5369 : 2023 - Current 

AS/NZS 4187:2014/Amdt 2: 2019   

This standard version amdt 2019 is still current, however the original has been superseded.

Construction platform

Fixed Platform, Walkways, Stairways + Ladders - Design, Construction and Installation 

AS 1657:2018

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Electrical Installations _ Selection of Cables 

AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017

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