There are two Australian/New Zealand Standards covering personal respiratory protection and risk management. These Standards form a basis for the selection, use and maintenance of RPE in Australian and New Zealand workplaces. When respirator use is required in the workplace, respirators shall conform to the requirements of AS/NZS 1716.
AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment. This Standard offers information to employers and users on different types of RPE, how to select the right type for the job and how to correctly maintain it.
AS/NZS 1716:2012 Respiratory protective devices. This Standard offers information to manufacturers, suppliers, employers and users by setting out performance requirements for different types of RPE.