Specifies requirements, performance and testing criteria for the manufacture of respiratory protective devices (respirators) intended to provide protection against atmospheres containing substances that may be harmful if breathed and atmospheres that may be deficient in oxygen.
This Standard specifies requirements for respiratory protective devices (respirators) intended to provide, according to type, varying degrees of protection against atmospheres containing substances which may be harmful if breathed; also, with certain types, to provide protection against atmospheres which may be deficient in oxygen. It does not purport to give guidance on the selection, use and maintenance of respirators. This is covered in AS/NZS 1715.The Standard specifies requirements, performance and testing criteria to be observed in the manufacture of respirators. The Standard does not apply to respirators for use in aircraft, for operations under water (see AS/NZS 2299 series), or for life support respirators used for medical purposes or resuscitation (see AS 2488).
Under Revision by
DR AS/NZS 16900.14:2021
DR AS/NZS ISO 16900.7:2021
DR AS/NZS ISO 16900.1:2021
DR AS/NZS ISO 16900.5:2021
DR AS/NZS ISO 16900.8:2021
DR AS/NZS ISO 16900.13:2021
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First published in Australia as AS Z18-1963. Second edition 1968.Revised and redesignated AS 1716-1975. Second edition 1982.Third edition 1984.Fourth edition 1991.First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 1568-1961.NZS 2209 first published 1968.NZS 1586-1961 revised and redesignated in part as NZS 2266:1969.NZS 2209:1968 and NZS 2266:1969 revised, amalgamated and redesignated as NZS/AS 1716-1991.AS 1716-1991 and NZS/AS 1716-1991 jointly revised, amalgamated and designated as AS/NZS 1716:1994.Sixth edition 2003.Seventh edition 2012. Originated in Australia as AS Z18-1963. Originated in New Zealand as part of NZS 1568:1961. Previous edition AS/NZS 1716:2003. Seventh edition 2012.
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