Best Practice Guidelines for Demolition in New Zealand 

NZS 6803:1999 Acoustics - Construction noise

CURRENT
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Employers also have an obligation to protect their employees from harmful noise during demolition. Territorial Authorities may require compliance with the requirements of NZS6803:1999 Acoustics - Construction Noise, however, the possibility of reducing noise from a demolition site is limited.

AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 1: Harnesses and ancillary equipment

CURRENT
5.6.4
If safety harnesses, lanyards, static lines or inertia-reel systems are going to be used, it should be first ascertained that: the safety harnesses comply with AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 (Industrial fall arrest systems and devices - Harnesses and ancillary equipment);... ...harnesses and other equipment are maintained in accordance with AS/NZS 1891.1; static lines and anchorages are designed for strength and movement restraint in accordance with AS/NZS 1891.1; and...

NZS 6803P:1984 The measurement and assessment of noise from construction, maintenance and demolition work

SUPERSEDED
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The best practicable means should be adopted to ensure that noise emission does not exceed acceptable levels as outlined in the project consent or permit issued. Territorial authorities have specific noise levels that the contractor must adhere to; contact these authorities for further information or refer to NZS 6803P:1984 The measurement and assessment of noise from construction maintenance and demolition work.

AS/NZS 1801:1997 Occupational protective helmets

CURRENT
5.32.2
Safety helmets should be worn to prevent head injuries. The safety helmet should be Type 1 Industrial, and comply with AS/NZS 1801:1997 Occupational protective helmets.

AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites

CURRENT
5.14.3
Electrical tagging should occur every three months as per the requirements of AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites.

AS/NZS 2210.3:2009 Occupational protective footwear - Specification for safety footwear

CURRENT
5.32.1
Safety footwear should comply with AS/NZS 2210.3:2009 Occupational protective footwear - Specification for safety footwear.

AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 Filters for eye protectors - Filters for protection against radiation generated in welding and allied operations

SUPERSEDED
5.16.1
To prevent damage to the eyes, goggles or safety glasses with impact-resistant glass filters (in accordance with AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 Filters for eye protectors - Filters for protection against radiation generated in welding operations, or other appropriate standard) should be worn during cutting.
5.16.9
Personal protective equipment requirements are identical, except that arc welders are required to wear a welding helmet fitted with the correct shade of filter in accordance with AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 or similar.

AS/NZS 1891.3:1997 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 3: Fall-arrest devices

CURRENT
2 Definitions
Fall arrest device - A self-locking device meeting the requirements of AS/NZS 1891.3 Industrial fall arrest systems and devices - fall arrest devices; and whose function is to arrest a fall.
5.6.4
If safety harnesses, lanyards, static lines or inertia-reel systems are going to be used, it should be first ascertained that:... ...inertia reels or other self-locking devices comply with AS/NZS 1891.3:1997 (Industrial fall arrest systems and devices - Fall arrest devices);...