Standards ensure that Australian products and services are competitive on the world stage. As. Australia's peak Standards body, Standards Australia aims to. N.B. Not all Standards are free, the PDF versions of Australian, BSI, ETSI and IEC Standards listed on the promotional pages are free. A limited range of. All Australian Standards (AS). • Joint Australia / New Zealand (AS/NZS) You can also download PDF and hardcopy standards at a discounted rate of 20% off.
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Free onsite and offsite access to Australian standards online, is being made available via membership of the National Library of Australia and. Standards and how they interact with the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act A list of all Australian Standards referenced in the WHS Act and Regulations is. Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA) to provide a comprehensive standards You can also download PDF and hardcopy standards at a discounted rate of 20%.
Old standards can be superseded by new ones which will need to be downloadd.
The more rapidly technology and techniques change in a area the less likely standards will last for long. So someone working in solar installation can expect to have to download an updated standard at least every few years.
If people started making copies willy-nilly things would fall apart, the center would not hold, and anarchy would be loosed upon the world. Cats and dogs would get married and have kittuppies and horses would ride each other. Australian copyright law has Fair Dealing provisions. Despite the lack of fair use provisions in Australia, it is still easy to avoid unwitting copyright violations by following these simple rules: 1. Never copy anything verbatim.
Clearly you need to pull your socks up on this last point. Every employee will have easy access to any standard they need without restriction. This will improve efficiency as no one will ever have to do without because their boss was either stingy or poor. There will be safety and efficiency benefits as the number of up to date standards in use increases. Being able to freely study standards benefits education and training. Overseas suppliers will be more likely to access Australian Standards and provide products and services that meet our requirements.
You should also be able to copy relevant pages to a limited extent when accessing the free on-line access. That company is SAI Global.
That means that presently Standards Australia which is a non-profit organisation develops the standards and SAI Global manages the publishing once they are ready for same and profits in a quasi-monopoly situation.
In recent reviews, Standards Australia has realised the error of that historical decision and is now tiptoeing through the minefield that is trying to undo this situation. Hopefully they will succeed. But getting rid of SAI Global from the picture is an essential first step.
Contact your state library or national library of Australia and see if they can negotiate a solution which might trickle down to the local public library and access. No, the problem is that they exist. As a small country this nonsense is regulatory madness. Regulations are taxes. Close the entire operation and make a bonfire of them, the papers also then switch to using a combination of US and EU standards as best suits our situation.
They can pay the pencil heads to write this stuff.
I have worked on standards development committees technical committees for many years and so have some not inconsequential understanding of it but am by know means the fount of knowledge on the subject. This is not wise. In many cases adopting those foreign standards here would lead to some combination of poor performance, safety hazard and unnecessarily high product cost.
Thus a great proportion of Australian standards are very closely aligned with international standards anyway. The key issue in the original article of one of costs of access to Australian standards, and I assure you that this is due to the very poor historical decision by Standards Australia to spin off the publication of standards to a for-profit business SAI Global.
Work is underway to undo that disastrous decision as a first step in dealing with the issues of cost-effective access to standards. In any case, it is a case of simple logic to me that ANY standard called up by legislation in Australia should be FREE to any Australian, because that standard is in effect an extension of the legislation and no Australian citizen should have to pay to access the legal requirements that apply to them.
The concept of writing laws then keeping them behind a pay-wall is ludicrous and needs to change. I think the matter should be tested in the Supreme Court. I have high hopes the argument would win quite conclusively.
I had a set of stairs built for me recently. Without free access to the standards, how do i know if my new stairs comply? SAI Global is a company listed on the stock exchange — not a government entity. It is set up to make a profit. The Australian Standards are sold by SAI Global, a publishing house which was apparently created as a private company to market the standards, splitting off the delivery from the production part of the business.
SAI Global have an agreement to market the standards which expires this year but there is an option to renew for another 5 years. No one seems to know how the option works and the details have not been made public. The standards used to be available at state libraries and the national library but SAI were screwing over the libraries too. Great idea and well articulated.
Lets put this as a petition in perhaps change. Or it will get lost by the new govt. Agree with the above comment and think it could be a good idea to put it in a change.
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Copy and pastes of this letter may contain Digital Rights Management protection that prevents it being copied more than the legally permitted number of times. Filed Under: Solar Policy. Previous Article: Next Article: January 11, at Happy new year and thanks for all the info. Australian standards for editing practice does not attempt to capture the full array of knowledge, skills, best practice, sequential tasks and responsibilities required by all editors on all projects in all settings.
However, professional editors should meet certain core standards. Rather, it aims to set out the knowledge and skills needed for editing practice, those that experienced editors routinely use in their work. CASE was an informal national body that brought together the seven Australian societies of editors to work on projects of common interest. This revised edition is the result of the efforts of three working groups, the first in — In , IPEd appointed a facilitator to consult with all Australian societies of editors, through their committees and a series of workshops, in a process similar to that used for the preparation of the original edition of the Standards.
After the workshops, each society appointed a coordinator; together the coordinators and facilitator devised the final revision through national teleconferences and consultation with their workshop participants. The resulting document was submitted to IPEd Council and approved by the members of all Australian societies of editors in August