Standards are voluntary documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable.
They cover a variety of subjects, including consumer products and services, the environment, construction, energy and water utilities, and more.
To ensure they keep pace with new technologies, standards are regularly reviewed by Standards Australia technical committees.
A committee consists of technical experts representing various interest groups. These stakeholder groups are referred to as nominating organisations.
Nominating organisations (representing their industry, consumer associations, government, scientific or academic institutions) appoint individuals as their representatives on technical committees. The organisation can approach potential nominees or individuals can approach the organisation.
In order to be eligible to represent AIEN on Standards Australia Technical Committees, nominated representatives must agree to comply with the following rules:
- AIEN Representatives on Standards Australia Committees must adhere to the Standards Australia Technical Group and Committee Member Code of Conduct https://www.standards.org.au/getmedia/9d92e388-c7b8-428f-9e18-594396f99edf/Committee-Member-Code-of-Conduct.pdf.aspx
- AIEN Representatives on Committees should truly represent the views of the AIEN and not any specific views of a particular individual or company.
- AIEN Representatives should consult with the Chair (or in his/her absence, any other Office Holder) on any contentious issue or to be advised of AIEN’s views on any matter.
- AIEN Representatives should forward any minutes or summaries of meetings/decisions made to the Administrative Director
- If unable to attend a meeting, AIEN Representatives may only seek another member of AIEN to attend in their place.
- On 30th June each year, AIEN Representatives are to report to the Administrative Director with the number of meetings held and attended during the previous 12 months, and a brief summary of issues/major decisions made. If no meetings were held, advice of this is required.
- AIEN Representatives are to advise the Administrative Director if they are no longer able to represent AIEN on the respective Committee.
For more information about Standards Australia please visit www.standards.org.au.