13 Considerations for Board

(1)

In undertaking its functions under section 12(1)(a), the Board must—

(a)

have regard to the importance of ensuring that members of a standards development committee constitute a balanced representation of the stakeholder interests relevant to the proposed draft standard; and

(b)

ensure that each member of the standards development committee has—

(i)

skills, knowledge, and experience relevant to the standard to be developed or considered; or

(ii)

knowledge and experience of the sector or sectors most likely to use the standard.

(2)

In undertaking its functions under section 12(1)(b), the Board must consider whether—

(a)

the person is capable of performing the functions set out in section 18(2):

(b)

the person has experience that demonstrates—

(i)

leadership skills:

(ii)

an ability to build consensus and promote effective working relationships:

(iii)

good judgment:

(iv)

an understanding and appreciation of the need for, and value of, diversity.

(3)

In undertaking its functions under section 12(1)(c), the Board must ensure that each person has—

(a)

skills, knowledge, and experience relevant to the standard to be developed or considered; or

(b)

knowledge and experience of the sector or sectors most likely to use the standard.

(4)

In undertaking its functions under section 12(1)(d), (e), and (f), the Board must—

(a)

have regard to the following:

(i)

whether the proposed standard or modification has been developed using a consensus process, whether that process included public consultation, and whether due weight was given to the submissions received; and

(ii)

whether the proposed standard or modification is based (in whole or in part) on any other national or international standard or any draft standard; and

(iii)

whether the proposed standard is, or the standard as amended by the modification would be, compatible with other national or international standards; and

(iv)

whether the proposed standard or modification would meet an identified industry, consumer, or regulatory need; and

(v)

whether the overall expected benefit of the standard or the standard as amended, to the sector or sectors most likely to use the standard or to New Zealand as a whole, can be demonstrated; and

(b)

ensure that—

(i)

New Zealand Standards do not unnecessarily duplicate the standards development work of other national or international standards organisations; and

(ii)

where a proposed New Zealand Standard is based on an international standard, there are good reasons for any differences between the New Zealand Standard and the international standard; and

(iii)

the proposed standard or modification will not create unnecessary obstacles to international trade and investment.

(5)

In undertaking its functions under section 12(1)(i), (j), and (k), the Board must have regard to—

(a)

the value of standards; and

(b)

the legitimate use of standards; and

(c)

the importance of maintaining expert input into the standards development process.