Standards Australia has advised that it is currently in the second stage of the Aged Standards Review and is seeking the views of the general public, nominating organisations and a broad range of stakeholders about all aged standards that do not fall within the area of oversight of any active technical committee.
Australian Standards which have not been revised for more than 10 years, are not referenced in regulation and do not fall within the area of oversight of any active committee are being proposed to be withdrawn after a period of public consultation. There will be a consultation period on the list of Australian Standards proposed for withdrawal, which is released in batches and by sector.
The consultation period for the Manufacturing and Processing Sector is now open and will end on 15 January 2016.
Please be advised that the status of ‘withdrawn’ indicates that a publication is not up-to-date technically; no longer reflects current practice; is not suitable for new and existing applications; or is not compatible with current national views and expectations.
It is still possible, however, for a withdrawn standard or publication to be used within an industry, community or by a government if they choose to do so. One reason for this may be because there are no replacement technical documents readily available.
Please note that the date of issue of a standard is not usually included by NATA on a facility's Scope of Accreditation unless for regulatory requirements or (for valid contractual reasons) the facility is accredited for a superseded edition.