Let me introduce library users to Standards New Zealand Online. Standards are agreed specifications to enhance products and services, improve safety and meet industry best practices. This is a handy electronic resource, as our print copies of standards are presently out-of-bounds. It will be of interest to builders, engineers, electricians and all those responsible for consumer and occupational safety.
This web site enables users to find:
• Standards by industry;
• Standards by law – to find information cited in legislation or regulation;
• Contact details for agencies for confirmation of compliance requirements;
• Why standards are developed, by whom and how.
Of special interest is an area on the website specifically targeted at Cantabrians including : “Christchurch Earthquake: Frequently asked questions” and “Standards New Zealand- assistance for Cantabrians”.
Due to our license agreement you may not download, print out or save standards – they can only be viewed online at our libraries through the catalogue or at the Source. Despite this, we know this will an incredibly helpful resource for Christchurch – please spread the word.