Official Standards

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The following Official Standards are applicable to Australian organisations working with cultural and scientific collections. It was assembled in 2011.

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Risk analysis and management
Business continuity
Records management / archives
ICT / digital preservation
Description / libraries
Workforce
Preservation / conservation
Disaster and emergency management


Risk analysis and management

Recommended in the Risk Management for Collecting Organisations workshops

Risk Management Principles and Guidelines
AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009

Communicating and consulting about risk
HB 327:2010

(Companion to AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009)

Risk Management Guidelines
HB 436:2004
/ Amdt 1:2005
Companion to AS/NZS 4360: 2004 [earlier edition of AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009]

Guide for managing risk in not-for-profit organisations
HB 266:2010

Other risk standards relating to museum sites, buildings, operations and collection

The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings - Fire and smoke control in multi-compartment buildings
AS 1668.1:1998

The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings - Smoke control systems for large single compartments or smoke reservoirs
AS 1668.3-2001


Safety of machinery Series
AS 4024.1-2006 Series

[including Safety of machinery Risk Assessment at AS 4024.1301-2006]

Compliance programs
AS 3806:2006

Project performance measurement using Earned Value
AS 4817-2006

Corporate governance - Good governance principles
AS 8000-2003

Risk Analysis of technological systems - Application guide
AS/NZS 3931-1998

Structural Design Actions Set, including general principles for wind, snow, ice and earthquake actions etc in Australia
AS/NZS 1170.0:2002

Structural Design Actions - Permanent, imposed and other actions
AS/NZS 1170.1:2002

Acoustics - Recommended design sound levels and reverberation times for building interiors

AS/NZS 2107:2000


Occupational health and safety management systems - Specification with guidance for use

AS/NZS 4801:2001

Occupational health and safety management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques
AS/NZS 4804:2001

Information security management - Specification for information security management systems
AS/NZS 7799.2:2003

Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary
AS/NZS ISO 9000:2006

Quality management and quality assurance standards - Generic guidelines for the application of ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003
AS/NZS ISO 9000.2:1998

Environmental Management Basic Set
AS/NZS ISO 14000 Basic Set:2007

Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use
AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004

Environmental management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques
AS/NZS ISO 14004:2004

Environmental management - Vocabulary

AS ISO 14050-1999

Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing

AS/NZS ISO 19011:2003

Information technology - Systems and software engineering - Life cycle processes - Risk management

AS/NZS ISO/IEC 16085:2007

Information technology - Code of practice for information security management
AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17799:2001

Risk financing guidelines
HB 141-2004

Sprinklers simplified
HB 147-2000

Delivering assurance based on AS/NZS 4360:2004 Risk Management
HB 158-2010

Security risk management
HB 167:2006

Environmental risk management - Principles and process
HB 203:2006

OHS Risk Management Handbook

HB 205-2004

Occupational health and safety management systems - A guide to AS 4801 for small business
HB 211-2001

Information security risk management guidelines

HB 231:2004

Guidelines for managing risk in outsourcing utilizing the AS/NZS4360:2004 process
HB 240-2004

Guidelines for managing risk in sport and recreation organizations

HB 246:2010

Governance, risk management and control assurance
HB 254-2005

Legal risk management
HB 296:2007

Lexicon of Key Terms used in Security
HB 324-2008

International

Safety aspects - Guidelines for their inclusion in standards
ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999

Guidelines for the justification and development of management system standards
ISO Guide 72:2001

Risk management - Vocabulary
ISO Guide 73:2009

Project risk management - Application guidelines
IEC 62198 Ed. 1.0

Business continuity

Business continuity - Managing disruption-related risk

AS/NZS 5050:2010

Business Continuity Management
HB 221:2004

A practitioners guide to business continuity management
HB 292-2006


Executive guide to business continuity management

HB 293-2006


Records management / archives

Work process analysis for recordkeeping
AS 5090-2003

Information and documentation - Records management processes - Metadata for records - Conceptual and implementation issue
AS/NZS ISO 23081.2:2007

Records Management Set
AS ISO 15489 (Set)-2004

Information and documentation - Records management processes - Metadata for records - Principles
AS ISO 23081.1-2006

Space data and information transfer systems -- Open archival information system -- Reference model
ISO 14721:2003

Information and documentation - Records Management - Part 1, General
ISO 15489-1:2001

Information and documentation -- The Dublin Core metadata element set
ISO 15836:2009

Information and documentation - Work process analysis for records
ISO/TR 26122:2008


Information and communication technology (ICT) / digital preservation

Information technology - Guidelines for the management of IT Security - Management guidance on network security
AS 13335.5-2003


Information technology - Guidelines for the management of IT Security - Selection of safeguard
s
AS 13335.4-2003


Information technology - Guidelines for the management of IT Security - Concepts and models for IT Security

AS 13335.1-2003

Information technology - Code of practice for information security management
AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17799:2001

Information technology - Systems and software engineering - Life cycle processes - Risk management
AS/NZS ISO/IEC 16085:2007

Information security risk management guidelines
HB 231:2004

Guidelines for the management of IT evidence
HB 171-2003

Information and documentation -- Bibliographic data element directory for use in data exchange and enquiry
ISO 8459:2009

Information technology - Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) - Part 2: Supplementary Planes
ISO/IEC 10646:2011


Software dependability through the software life-cycle processes- Application guide

NEN IEC 61713:2000


Description / libraries


Information and documentation - International library statistics

AS/NZS ISO 4789:2004

Information and documentation - Vocabulary
AS/NZS ISO 5127:2004

Document management - Electronic document file format for long-term preservation - Use of PDF 1.4 (PDF/A-1), 2007
AS ISO 19005.1-2006
/Amdt 1-2007

Terminology work - Principles and methods

ISO 704:2009

Terminology work - Vocabulary - Part 2: Computer applications
ISO 1087-2:2000

Terminology work - Vocabulary - Part 1: Theory and application
NEN ISO 1087-1:2005

International terminology standards - Preparation and layout
ISO 10241:1992

Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions - Part 1: Country codes
ISO 3166-1:2006

Information and documentation -- International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL)
ISO 15511:2009


Information and documentation - MarcXchange

ISO 25577:2008

Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions - Part 2: Country subdivision code
ISO 3166-2:2007

Information and documentation - Library performance indicators
ISO 11620:2008


Workforce

General conditions of contract for engagement of consultants
AS 4122-2010

Employment screening
AS 4811-2006

Knowledge management - a guide
AS 5037-2005

Premium Corporate Governance Set
AS 8000 Premium (Set)-2004

Education and Training - Guide to ISO 9001:2000
HB 90.7-2000


Human resources - guidelines on emerging good practice

HB 185-2004


Workforce planning

HB 299-2008


Assuring probity in decision-making

HB 325-2008


Corporate governance for small business

HB 407-2006


Corporate governance culture

HB 408-2006

Occupational health and safety management systems - Specification with guidance for use
AS/NZS 4801:2001


Preservation / conservation

Microfilming newspapers for archival purposes
AS 2840-1986


Storage of microfilm

AS 3674-1989


Permanent paper

AS 4003-1996

Acoustics - Recommended design sound levels and reverberation times for building interiors
AS/NZS 2107:2000

Micrographics - Microfilming of documents on 16 mm and 35 mm silver-gelatin type microfilm - Operating procedures
AS/NZS 4589:1999

Micrographics - Microfilming of documents on 16 mm and 35 mm silver-gelatin type microfilm - Operating procedures
ISO 6199:2005

Imaging materials - Processed imaging materials - Albums, framing and storage materials
ISO 18902:2007


Protective gear

Respiratory protective devices
AS/NZS 1716:2003

Occupational protective gloves - Selection, use and maintenance
AS/NZS 2161.1:2000

Occupational protective gloves - General requirements
AS/NZS 2161.2:2005

Occupational protective gloves - Protection against mechanical risks
AS/NZS 2161.3:2005

Occupational protective gloves - protection against thermal risks (heat and fire)

AS/NZS 2161.4:1999

Occupational protective gloves - Protection against cold
AS/NZS 2161.5:1998

Occupational protective gloves - Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Terminology and performance requirements

AS/NZS 2161.10.1:2005

Occupational protective gloves - Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Determination of resistance to penetration
AS/NZS 2161.10.2:2005


Chemicals

The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
AS 1940-2004

General fumigation procedures
AS 2476-2008

The storage and handling of organic peroxides
AS 2714-2008

The storage and handling of corrosive substances
AS 3780-2008

The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
AS 4326-2008

Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling
AS/NZS 2022:2003

Laboratory

Methods for the analysis of waters - Determination of dissolved sulphide - Spectrophotometric method
AS 3550.1-1988

Recommended practice for inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) - Quantitative determination - Water
AS 4873.2-2009


Safe working in a confined space

AS 2865-2009

Water microbiology - Culture media, diluents and reagents
AS 4276.2-1995

Emergency eyewash and shower equipment
AS 4775-2007


Selection of containers and preservation of water samples for microbiological analysis

AS/NZS 2031:2001

Safety in laboratories - Microbiological safety and containment
AS/NZS 2243.3:2010

The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
AS/NZS 3833:2007

Water quality - Sampling - Guidance on the design of sampling programs, sampling techniques and the preservation and handling of samples

AS/NZS 5667.1:1998

Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water
AS/NZS 4020:2005

Water microbiology - General information and procedures (ISO 8199:2005, MOD)
AS/NZS 4276.1:2007


Water microbiology - Culture media, diluents and reagents

AS 4276.2-1995

Water microbiology - Heterotrophic colony count methods - Plate count of water containing biocides
AS/NZS 4276.3.2:2003

Inspections

Inspection of buildings - Timber pest inspections
AS 4349.3-2010

             Sprinklers simplified
             HB 147-2000


Disaster and emergency management

Occupational protective gloves - Protective gloves for firefighters - Laboratory test methods and performance requirements
AS 2161.6-2003

Emergency eyewash and shower equipment
AS 4775-2007

Emergency escape lighting and exit signs Set
AS 2293 Set-2005

Planning for emergencies in facilities
AS 3745-2010


Selection and use of emergency procedure guides for the transport of dangerous goods

AS 2931-1999

Dangerous Goods - Initial emergency response guide
HB 76:2010

Protective footwear for firefighters - Requirements and test methods
AS/NZS 4821:2006

                
                          
                
                       

  

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The following guides contain relevant information for collections and heritage practice:

Guide to Standards: Dangerous Goods

Guide to Standards: Good Management Practice

Guide to Standards: Architecture

Guide to Standards: Occupational Health and Safety

Guide to Standards: Building and Construction